MX23RW : Thursday, February 21 00:34:26
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
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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