Rooney scores on return as United close in on City

  • Rooney made first start since March 4 as Man United beat Burnley 2-0
  • Martial put United ahead in 21st minute
  • Rooney's 251st United goal came in the 39th minute
  • United a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City
  • Burnley at Crystal Palace on Saturday, United at Manchester City on Thursday

Burnley had plenty of possession in the second half but were unable to create any real chances apart from a diagonal shot from substitute Dan Agyei in the final moments.

United, happy to manage the game, had come close to a third in the latter stages when Paul Pogba fired just wide of Heaton’s right-hand post after a strong run from midfield.

The result leaves the Clarets in 15th place, five points above the relegation zone with four games remaining.