Manchester United beat Burnley in an awkward but rewarding game at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Mason Greenwood (2) and Edinson Cavani gave United a 3-1 win, with all three coming in the second half.

United are now eight points behind City after the same number of games played.

Here is a look at three big positives from a big three points…

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Winning mentality

This was a tough game, and United learned this in the first 60 seconds.

Burnley were hard to break down, and hit back after United’s first goal.

It was easy to see why United have failed to beat the Clarets at home since 2015.

So it was fantastic to see Solskjaer’s United fight back again and score two goals in the final 10 minutes.

These are the tough games top sides have to grind wins out in, and United found a way to get this one done.

 

It wasn’t pretty, but the result was what United desired. 3-1 made the scoreline look a lot comfortable than the match was.

It was good to see United dig deep and pull this win out.

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Mason Greenwood stepping up

Mason Greenwood is stepping up as a key player right now just when United need him.

His second goal had a touch of fortune with a deflection, but he made his own luck.

Greenwood is now up to nine goals for the season and now has five in the past month.

He is a game changer and all that hard work which didn’t pay off earlier in the season is now paying off now.

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Third player hits double figures

Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score an injury time goal to extend United’s lead.

The Uruguayan is now up to 10 goals for the season, joining Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford on double figures.

Cavani has scored in three consecutive games now and benefitted from Donny van de Beek’s assist.

He is doing a lot to convince United that he would be an asset if he stays an extra year. It is a joy to see his archer celebration each and every time.

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