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  • Manchester United move to within a point of Manchester City ahead of the derby.
  • Anthony Martial opened the scoring after 20 minutes on the counter attack.
  • Wayne Rooney doubled his side;s lead just before half-time.
  • Paul Pogba limped off in closing minutes of the game.
Wayne Rooney

Full-time: Burnley 0-2 Manchester United

Hang on, he's back up now, albeit looking pretty exhausted. He only has one more minute of added time to power through.

Oh my, now Eric Bailly has gone down.

Uh oh. Pogba has gone down after that strike and Jose Mourinho immediately takes him off. Michael Carrick comes onto replace him for the final few minutes.

Pogba so close to a third! The Frenchman has acres of space to run into and has Mkhitaryan and Rashford either side to him making runs. He only has eyes for goal however and lets fly with a shot from the edge of the box, but he misses the target by inches.

Wayne Rooney

United have been cruising since half-time, thanks to Wayne Rooney's goal.

Good save from Heaton! Rashford skips inside his man too easily and opts to take the shot on first time. The Burnley goalkeeper is down sharply to make a good save, but the fourth official decides there wasn't a save and gives the goal kick.

Rooney picks up a yellow card for what looks like persistent dissent. Burnley chuck the resulting free-kick into the box but it peters out into nothing.

That break in play will signal the end of Anthony Martial's afternoon, he's replaced by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Here's a final change for Burnley, 19-year-old Daniel Agyei replaces Barnes.

Rashford bursts into life, easily shifting gears to stride past Ward but James Tarkowski gets across to cover and usher the ball out of play.

Here's a change for United, Marcus Rashford enters the fray with 20 minutes remaining, replacing Jesse Lingard, who has had a good day at the office today.

Terrific defending from Bailly! Barnes tears down the right flank having got the better of Blind far too easily. He pings a cross into Gray inside the six yard area but the Ivorian does brilliantly to divert it away from goal.

United lurch forward on the counter attack again with Lingard driving across from right to left. He stops the run of Rooney into the box and plays the pass, but the United skipper slips over just as the ball reaches his feet. Big 'WHEEEY's from the home crowd; that is about as lively as this second half has got.

Martial again drives menacingly in from the left, forcing another corner off Keane. He has been superb so far today.

Pogba sees space open up in front of him after another neat interchange with Martial and takes the shot on from 25 yards out. He drives a vicious effort across goal but Heaton reads it all the way and firmly palms it away.

It's been a pretty tame start to this second-half. Burnley have had more of the ball but are doing nothing with it, plenty of sideways passing but no incision.

Fellaini dawdles on the ball but gets away with it when Brady is penalised for charging into the Belgian.

And we are back underway for the second-half at Turf Moor. One change for Burnley to bring to you, Ben Mee is replaced by Tom Jam Tarkowski.

Half-time: Burnley 0-2 Manchester United

Two minutes of time added on in this first-half.

United have a second! Wayne Rooney joins Anthony Martial in making the most of their starting appearances today. It's wonderful play from Pogba to create the chance, turning past two Burnley players before sliding an inch perfect pass down the inside left channel for Martial. He skips past Mee and forces the ball inside to Rooney, who's effort takes a deflection, but manages to squeeze it over the line despite Keane's efforts to hack clear.

Goal! Burnley 0-2 Manchester United (Wayne Rooney, 38)

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial's 25th goal for Manchester United is the difference so far at Turf Moor.

10 minutes of the half remain; Fellaini gives away another needless free kick which Brady will launch into the box,

Wayne Rooney sees his call for a penalty turned away but he might have a case. The ball comes to his feet inside the box and just as it does, Barton rather clumsily staggers into the back of him. There wasn't a great deal of contact, but United might feel aggrieved with that.

That's 25 Manchester United goals for Anthony Martial. That means there will be a cheque for £8.5m winging its way to Monaco very shortly, as per the terms of the deal that brought the Frenchman to Old Trafford in 2015.

Devastating from United on the counter attack. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a huge loss for them but with Martial's pace through the middle, they suddenly have a different dimension in attack.

United take the lead! It comes from a Burnley corner with Anthony Martial breaking menacingly from the edge of his own box, racing over the half way line having left a trail of Burnley players in his wake. Herrera offers support to his right and the Frenchman plays a simple one-two with him to shake off Joey Barton before coolly sliding the ball underneath Heaton.

Goal! Burnley 0-1 Manchester United (Anthony Martial, 20)

Lingard is given the freedom of the pitch to drive forward on the counter with Burnley shirts backpeddling towards his their own goal. Lingard looks to his left to find Rooney who dinks in a cross that almost veers into the top corner of Heaton's goal, but he it bounces over the roof of the net.

Terrific play from Hendrick as he bursts into the box after a slick nutmeg on Herrera, but Blind forces him wide and eventually forces the corner. Mee is at the back post to meet the resulting corner, towering over Herrera, but he nods over the bar.

Chance for Fellaini! The Belgian meets the corner with a firm downward header, but is straight at Heaton.

United are growing into this a bit now; Herrera swings in a beauty of a cross with Rooney racing to meet it in the six yard area but Lowton gets their first and forces a corner.

Martial is freed down the left and darts inside Keane, forcing the ball across goal where Rooney is lurking. The ball breaks to him and he forces a shot on goal, but Mee reads it well and throws his body in the way, taking the sting off the shot and leaving an easy save for Heaton.

Burnley can launch a free kick into the United box which former Red Michael Keane wins, outjumping Fellaini a little too easily. His knock on finds another former United man in Robbie Brady but he blazes a shot over from a difficult angle.

Looks like Anthony Martial is starting through the middle for United today as their centre forward with Rooney out on the left in these early stages.

And Burnley get us underway.

Here we go then, both teams have made their way out onto the Turf Moor pitch. Here's another look at the two line ups.

Burnley: Heaton (c); Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Barton, Hendrick, Brady; Gray, Barnes

Substitutes: Pope, Flanagan, Tarkowski, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Defour, Agyei.

Manchester United: De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Blind, Young, Herrera, Fellaini, Pogba, Lingard, Rooney, Martial

Substitutes: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Carrick, Mkhitaryan, Rashford.

Jose Mourinho has been speaking to MUTV about his selection problems ahead of kick-off. Yes, that is It's Raining Men blaring out from the Turf Moor PA system as he speaks.

Pep Guardiola has named a strong side for Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final clash with Arsenal, as you may expect. There is no Gabriel Jesus in the squad, however, despite the manager's hopeful comments over the player on Friday. Saving him for the Manchester derby, maybe?

Any Manchester United fans who mocked Manchester City players for their Ilkay Gundogan t-shirt tributes earlier this season better hide. United are warming up in shirts with Ibrahimovic and Rojo's names emblazoned across the back.

Manchester City are in FA Cup semi-final action today, meaning United can close the gap on their neighbours to just a point if they can win at Turf Moor today. We'll have a look at what sort of side Pep Guardiola has picked as soon as it comes in, with Thursday's Manchester derby looming large.

Where are the goals going to come from for Jose Mourinho's side today? Manchester United's front three of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Wayne Rooney have scored 17 goals between them in all competitions this season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, either injured or rested today, have 58 between them.

Sean Dyche makes one enforced change to the side that lost to Everton last time out. Sam Vokes hasn't recovered in time from a hamstring injury so Andre Gray is back up front to partner Ashley Barnes.

By the way, Ashley Westwood hasn't been cloned, that's an error on the Burnley graphic.

Jose Mourinho has made eight changes to the side that beat Anderlecht on Thursday. Three of those are enforced with Wayne Rooney and Daley Blind coming in for the injury-stricken Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, with Matteo Darmian restored at right-back with Antonio Valencia not in the squad today.

After their mid-week rests, David de Gea, Ashley Young and Ander Herrera come back in for Sergio Romero, Luke Shaw and Michael Carrick respectively.

Anthony Martial is also back in the starting XI with Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard the only players to keep their places.

Michael Carrick, Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan drop to the bench with Thursday's Manchester derby in mind, while 19-year-old Axel Tuanzebe is the only real cover at centre-half Mourinho has at his disposal.

Wayne Rooney

The captain is back today; Rooney makes his first appearance for United since coming off the bench in the goalless draw against West Brom at the beginning of the month. It is his first starting appearance since the 4 March.

Burnley team to face Manchester United: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Barton, Hendrick, Brady, Gray, Barnes

Subs: Flanagan, Defour, Westwood, Tarkowski, Gudmundsson, Dan Agyei, Pope

Wayne Rooney starts just his second league game for Manchester United in 2017. Clearly, Jose Mourinho has one eye on Thursday's Manchester derby with Marcus Rashford handed a rest after his midweek heroics.

Manchester United team to face Burnley: De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Blind, Young, Herrera, Fellaini, Pogba, Lingard, Rooney, Martial

Subs: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Carrick, Mkhitaryan, Rashford

BREAKING: Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United with Marcus Rashford dropping to the bench.

Bear in mind, United travel to the Etihad Stadium in four days for a derby that could determine which Manchester club qualifies for next season's Champions League. Jose Mourinho hasn't hidden away from the fact that his priority is now the Europa League, so we may see that reflected in his starting XI this afternoon.

With three goals in his last four appearances, Marcus Rashford has found form at the right time. The 19-year-old is now likely to be Mourinho's first choice to lead his attack for the rest of the season, although Wayne Rooney's return to fitness offers another option.

Could we see his partnership with Jesse Lingard up front again today? The duo tormented Chelsea with their swish movement and electric pace last Sunday and given United'd distinct lack of options, it might not be a bad shout.

Marcus Rashford

Jose Mourinho on United's injury woes

"Eric Bailly has played six matches in a row – 540 minutes in a row. We lost Marcos Rojo, we don't have Jones, we don't have Smalling. We are in trouble and, now, we lose Zlatan too but, in attack, we have options: Rooney is coming and let's see if Mata can also return before the end of the season. Let's see what happens."

So, according to the Manchester Evening News, Antonio Valencia is not part of today's squad. We count that as six members of the first-team squad who are unavailable today; Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia.

Team news: Burnley

Sean Dyche has a few selection problems of his own. The Clarets' boss described Sam Vokes as "touch and go" after his recent hamstring problem with Scott Arfield also a doubt ahead of kick-off.

Sean Dyche
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Reports ahead of kick-off suggest Antonio Valencia has not travelled to Turf Moor this afternoon. An enforced change could see Matteo Darmian slot in on the right of the defence, or could we see a start for Timothy Fosu-Mensah? The Dutchman can offer the pace and power Valencia brings down the right...

Team news: Manchester United

Ander Herrera and Ashley Young, both excellent in the victory over Chelsea, were rested on Thursday night. Mourinho has already confirmed the Spaniard will return to the starting XI this afternoon, with Young likely to join him.

Ander Herrera and Jose Mourinho
Herrera is held in high esteem by Mourinho. Reuters

Team news: Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has just one fit centre-half to choose from in Eric Bailly this afternoon. The United boss doesn't expect Phil Jones or Chris Smalling to be fit again until mid-May with Marcos Rojo's season over.

Daley Blind is expected to come in alongside the Ivory Coast international, with 19-year-old Axel Tuanzebe the only other option in reserve. Mourinho has indicated he will have to pull the young defender out of England's Under-20 World Cup campaign next month, such is the dire lack of options back at Old Trafford.

Eric Bailly
Eric Bailly is United's last man standing at centre-half. Getty

It was a bitter sweet night for Manchester United on Thursday. Marcus Rashford's storied rise at Old Trafford continued with his moment of magic securing his side's place in the semi-finals of the Europa League. It came at a cost, however, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo both suffering season-ending knee ligament injuries.

United's already-meagre squad play twice a week until the end of the season and today at Turf Moor we might find out just how much they have left in the tank.

Burnley have taken points off Liverpool and Chelsea at home this season and have picked up having 19 points from their last 24 on their own turf.

United's win over Chelsea last Sunday kept their top four hopes alive. With a Manchester derby looming on Thursday, they cannot miss the chance to move within a point of Pep Guardiola's side today.

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