Winning without playing well has become a regular theme for Man United..
Manchester United returned into the top four but the Red Devils remain in unconvincing form after Burnley made the Louis van Gaal’s men sweat for the three points.
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Goal! Manchester United 1-1 Burnley: Is This Why Danny Ings Is a Wanted Man?
Manchester United took an early lead through an unlikely source as Chris Smalling converted from a corner within the first five minutes.
Burnley remained threatening and their positivity was rewarded as star striker Danny Ings found himself free in the box to head home.
At the end of a frantic first half, Man United restored their lead and it was Chris Smalling again who headed home from a Angel di Maria cross.
Manchester United’s player of the season so far came to the fore again as David de Gea prevented Ings from point blank range to keep the lead intact.
Louis van Gaal’s men put the encounter to bed with Robin van Persie converting a penalty after Di Maria was felled.