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

Wednesday 21 December 2022 23:42

Manchester United secured our progression to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after a convincing 2-0 victory over Burnley at Old Trafford.

Many of Erik ten Hag's players stood out across the 90 minutes at the Theatre of Dreams but the majority of supporters selected one outstanding candidate as the Man of the Match.

Sweeping up a whopping 54 per cent of the vote, Marcus Rashford claimed the award, for his superb performance throughout the proceedings.

Who was United's star performer against Burnley?poll

Who was United's star performer against Burnley?

Adding extra sparkle to our display, Marcus's superb individual strike - his ninth goal of the season for the Reds - rounded off a professional display against the Clarets.

Picking the ball up from deep inside his own half, our no.10 drove directly towards goal before hammering the ball past Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Casemiro finished in joint second place in our poll, as our Brazilian enforcer - who played at centre-back - picked up 14 per cent of the vote.

Christian Eriksen also received the same percentage (14 per cent) - following another superb showing in midfield. It was the Dane who in fact opened the scoring, smartly connecting to convert Aaron Wan-Bissaka's cross.

Wan-Bissaka came in third place in the poll with 7 per cent, after making his first start of the campaign under Ten Hag's tenure.

The 25-year-old played 72 minutes before being replaced by Fred, in one of five substitutions our manager made against Vincent Kompany's Championship high-flyers.

The Reds will now prepare for our return to Premier League action in just six days' time, against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford.