Manchester United went to the top of the Premier League table on Tuesday night with a fighting display against Burnley at Turf Moor. The victory marks a significant moment in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign at Old Trafford, as it is the first time that the club have topped the league table after 17 games since United’s last title success under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 2011-12 season.
All the attention now turns to a massive Premier League game at the weekend, as the two most successful sides in English soccer meet at Anfield. United will have the chance to go six points clear with a win on the road.
Soccer News: Paul Pogba Comes Up Trumps
Paul Pogba would have silenced a lot of his critics last night, as he scored an excellently taken half-volley with 20 minutes remaining to break the resolute Burnley defence. United dictated much of the game, and would have been disappointed that they didn’t take the lead earlier in the game. It was a match full of talking points, as Luke Shaw avoided a red card for United in the first-half after a tough tackle saw him awarded just a yellow.
Meanwhile, Harry Maguire saw his perfectly executed header disallowed for a push when the contact on Erik Pieters looked minimal at best. Pogba was the star of the show at Turf Moor though, as he led United in the game for passes, touches and clearances. The World Cup winner has been a constant talking point at Old Trafford, with some questioning whether his long-term future was with the club.
Soccer News: Scene Set For Biggest United/Liverpool Clash In Years
There is always excitement that centres around meetings between Manchester United and Liverpool, but United overtaking the Reds in the league table means that Sunday’s clash could be the biggest in years. Liverpool are the reigning champions but have seen their form stumble over recent weeks, as they have been held by relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion, and beaten by Southampton.
United won’t be afraid of travelling to Anfield, as their away form this term has been exceptional. The Red Devils are unbeaten away from Old Trafford this season, and are now eleven unbeaten in the Premier League. It could be the first huge title clash of the season this weekend, with United able to open up a six-point lead with a victory at the home of the champions.