The win brought a sigh of relief to United fans and eased the mounting pressure on the players and staff at Old Trafford.
Facing Burnley at Turf Moor, a club known for their physicality, United showed stronger determination compared to their recent defeat at Bayern Munich.
However, it was Burnley who created the first real chance of the game, with Zeki Amdouni’s header requiring a smart save from United’s goalkeeper, Andre Onana.
Burnley, despite their reputation for physicality, displayed a surprising level of skill and flair in their football.
In the late stages of the game, United brought in Sofyan Amrabat, a deadline-day signing, but it was too late for him to make a major impact.
Meanwhile, the match was marked by a shortage of quality in both penalty boxes, but Bruno Fernandes stepped up with a first-half goal that made the difference.
On the other hand, Jonny Evans, after eight years, started a Premier League game for Manchester United.
This decision was necessitated by injuries to key players like Lisandro Martinez. Manager Ten Hag defended the selection, emphasizing the need to work with the available players.
United’s defensive struggles have been evident in recent weeks, conceding three or more goals in their previous three matches.
Despite the defensive concerns, United managed to secure an away win, providing some relief for Ten Hag. The victory came against a Burnley team still searching for their first Premier League win of the season.