Anthony Martial rifled in the only goal of the game as Manchester United edged to a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Clarets drafted in Scott Arfield to strengthen their midfield, with Sam Vokes dropping out, while for United Ashley Young returned from suspension to take the place of Luke Shaw.

The visitors started strongly, with Paul Pogba taking up an advanced role in support of Romelu Lukaku, before the hosts started to enjoy more of the possession.

David de Gea was called into action by both Jeff Hendrick and Johann Berg Gudmundsson as Burnley continued to press.

Hendrick screwed a shot high and wide when he was given time and space in the United area with 25 minutes played, with clear chances proving hard to come by.

Shortly before half-time Young did superbly to find space on the left side of the home area, but his curling right-foot effort flew agonisingly wide of the far post.

United began the second 45 minutes on the front foot, with Jesse Lingard starting to find some space in front of the home back four.

The visitors hit the front nine minutes into the second half as Martial was played by a crossfield pass from Romelu Lukaku before powering the ball home off the underside of the crossbar.

Gudmundsson was unlucky to see a curling free-kick hit the top of the bar as the hosts almost found an immediate response, with the game taking on a slightly niggly edge.

James Tarkowski came close to turning home a Gudmundsson cross as the home side pressed again, with the game opening up at both ends.

Sean Dyche threw on Vokes and loan signing Georges-Kevin Nkoudou late on, with the former failing to hit the target with a header from a corner.

At the other end Clarets keeper Nick Pope stood tall to parry a Martial effort and United held on for all three points despite some late pressure from the home side.