MX23RW : Friday, December 14 22:21:22
Sep 2, 2018 at 4pm UK at ​Turf Moor (Burnley)
Attendance: 21,525
Burnley
0-2
Man UtdManchester United
FT(HT: 0-2)
Lukaku (27', 44')
Rashford (71')

Romelu Lukaku hails Manchester United character

Romelu Lukaku hails Man Utd character
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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku talks up the importance of his side's 2-0 win over Burnley following back-to-back Premier League defeats.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has hailed his side's character after they returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Burnley this afternoon.

Lukaku scored both goals for the Red Devils as they responded to Monday night's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, comfortably seeing out the game despite having Marcus Rashford sent off.

The Belgian missed a number of chances to complete his hat-trick too, while Paul Pogba also saw a penalty saved, but Lukaku was nonetheless pleased with his side's improvement in front of goal.

"That was really big. In the last game we started well but didn't take our chances. This time we did," he told BBC Sport.

"We knew we had to grind out the result in the second half. We have character and we need to be more like that. The last game against Tottenham - we were disappointed. Today we did score and we have to keep winning to try and catch the teams above us.

"Now we go into the international break and can switch off a bit. The manager has time to analyse our performances for the rest of the games in September."

Lukaku's brace was his first since scoring twice on his debut for the club at the start of last season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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