At the top of the League, Manchester United will fly to Anfield with a three-point advantage, courtesy of Paul Pogba.
As Manchester United climbed the top of the Premier League by winning 1-0 at Burnley, Paul Pogba backheeled in the winning goal.
To climb above champions Liverpool ahead of the two teams’ crunch clash at Anfield this weekend, United needed just a point on Tuesday.
But with 19 minutes remaining, the resurgent Pogba converted Marcus Rashford’s cross to ensure United moved three points away from their great rivals.
Burnley fought well but did not manage a single shot on target, although Harry Maguire’s first-half goal was disallowed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
When Eric Bailly made a main block to deflect Chris Wood’s attempt away from David de Gea’s target, the hosts went close early on.
When a presentable chance was offered to him by Nemanja Matic before VAR took centre stage, Anthony Martial fired off the goal.
Robbie Brady’s foul on Edinson Cavani just outside the area was rescinded after lengthy analysis and Luke Shaw was booked earlier in the transfer for a foul on Johann Gudmundsson, with Burnley asking for a red.
Maguire headed in a Shaw cross impressively only for a foul to be awarded for his duel Erik Pieters. In order to ensure the first half ended goallessly, Nick Pope then impressively held a martial curler out.
After the break, a golden chance went begging when Cavani scuffed a close-range effort directly at Burnley keeper Pope after Martial had squared his way.
Rashford had spent a quiet evening out on the right until at the edge of the penalty area he picked out Pogba just as it started to look like United would have to settle for a draw.
With a deflection off Matthew Lowton ensuring that Pope was unable to hold it out, Pogba latched on to it and superbly volleyed in.