Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku hailed his side’s character after they put aside their difficult start to the season to deservedly beat Burnley 2-0 today at Turf Moor.
Belgium international Lukaku put United into a 2-0 half-time lead with a header from a superb Alexis Sanchez cross and an opportunistic strike from close range.
Despite the scoreline remaining the same the second period was by no means a dull affair, with Paul Pogba missing a penalty before substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off after a clash with Phil Bardsley.
Jose Mourinho’s men were by far the better side throughout the game and speaking afterward two-goal Lukaku admitted it was a big result for Manchester United after they had gone into the game having lost two of their opening three Premier League fixtures.
“That was really big. In the last game we started well but didn’t take our chances. This time we did.” Lukaku told the BBC.
“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.”