Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Who was United's Man of the Match against Burnley?

Sunday 18 April 2021 19:42

The outcome of Sunday's Premier League game at Old Trafford may have been in the balance until late in the proceedings - but there was a clear winner in the official poll for Manchester United's Man of the Match.

Mason Greenwood - the man whose double dashed Burnley's hopes of earning a draw or better for the fifth visit in a row - was the frontrunner as soon as the contest started in our Official App. 

And the teenage striker went on to collect a colossal 82 per cent, with no other player getting into double figures. 

For the record, Paul Pogba was the runner-up with five per cent while Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, who combined to tee up Greenwood's opener with a dummy and cross respectively, were joint third on three per cent each.
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Greenwood: I gave Bruno the shout!

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In his post-match interview with Sky Sports, Greenwood was asked about his hot streak in front of goal after scoring four times in his last three games.

“I kept focused and I knew my goals would come,” he said. “I kept my head down and I have taken my opportunities.”

Mason's second strike of the game, which restored the Reds' lead after James Tarkowski's equaliser, took a deflection off Jack Cork on its way past Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell. But United's no.11 insisted the Premier League were right to confirm he was the scorer and not chalk it up as an own goal.

"It was a good shot, it was going on target but it took a bit of a deflection," assessed the striker.

Although half-time substitute Edinson Cavani sealed the win with a cool finish in injury time, there was no denying this was Greenwood's day for grabbing the headlines and topping our Man of the Match poll for the second time this season. His other triumph came a fortnight ago, after he netted the winner in our 2-1 victory over Brighton.


Mason Greenwood - 82 per cent
Paul Pogba - 5 per cent
Bruno Fernandes - 3 per cent
Marcus Rashford - 3 per cent

Congratulations, Mason, and thanks to everyone who voted in our Official App.

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