There was a pattern set in this game where Burnley were camped in their box and they were blocking most of Man United’s shots, but it did run the risk of a deflected effort resulting in the opening goal.
In the end that’s exactly how the opening goal came but it also owes a lot to the perfect technique shown from Paul Pogba to hit this sweetly and keep the ball down:
WORLD CLASS FROM PAUL POGBA ? pic.twitter.com/XMpfoUme16
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Breakthrough for #MUFC! ?
Paul Pogba’s deflected strike gives them the lead at Turf Moor…
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It’s a lead that United do deserve when you consider how one-sided this half has been, so it’s going to be tough for Burnley to switch between an ultra-defensive mode to trying to find a way to get themselves back into this.