Manchester United will head to Anfield on Sunday in first place after edging Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday.
Paul Pogba was on hand to help Manchester United continue their stellar away form – the Red Devils are the only unbeaten team on the road in the Premier League – as his side snuck in a 1-0 victory over the plucky hosts.
The win moved United three points clear after 17 league games; it represents the first time Manchester United have ended the day top of the Premier League table since the final day of their title-winning campaign in 2012-13 under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Liverpool, now second, host United at Anfield on Sunday. That match kicks off at 6:30pm.
The match itself wasn’t without controversy as United were denied a first-half opener through Harry Maguire, who was adjudged to have climbed on the back of the Burnley defender.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, who survived calls for his axing just 11 games ago when his side were down in 15th, was proud of the character shown on Tuesday.
“You had to be calm, and not be too emotionally attached because you can argue every single decision,” he said.
“And the goal that Harry scored was perfectly good, it should never have been disallowed of course but there’s nothing we can do about it when he’s made up his mind. At half-time, it was very important for us that we settled our grievances. I know the emotions were running high and the players disagreed with some of the decisions that were made out there, so it was our job to calm them down and focus on the things we can control and we did that.
“We knew that we weren’t going to get anything for free, we were going to have to earn it and we did, we played really well in the second half. You expect the onslaught in the last few minutes, but we were both lucky and good. We held out.”