Mourinho reacts to win, thinks Alexis is coming to Man Utd

Burnley's Jeff Hendrick left and Manchester United's Nemanja Matic battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor Burnley England Saturday Jan. 20 2018

Lukaku has been suffering from a dip in form in recent weeks, compared to the prolific start he made to the Premier League season where he scored seven goals in his first seven games at Old Trafford. "But that's the ongoing challenge of being at Burnley Football Club and I enjoy that challenge", Dyche added.

"Sometimes people think transfers involve a lot the managers in the negotiations, I think it depends on the profile of the club, on the way we establish our jobs and in my case when it goes to the table of negotiations I like to be out, I am out and I will just calmly waiting for news, no more than that".

"I think we have all been there where league title hopes have been dwindled and people have been caught but we can only focus on ourselves".

He said: "It was a hard game but I'm used to it because this stadium is always like this".

Indeed goalkeeper De Gea and his United team-mates rarely looked troubled against a Burnley side that had been one of the success stories of the first half of the Premier League season.

Burnley's fourth straight loss across all competitions comes during a tough run in which they have played United twice, Liverpool and Tottenham in the top flight and Manchester City in the FA Cup in the space of eight matches.

Along with Chelsea, United have the stingiest defence in the division and Smalling credited Mourinho's work in forming that solid base following the 1-0 win over the Clarets.

Mourinho's side temporarily reduced City's lead at the top to nine points before Pep Guardiola's men re-established a 12-point cushion by beating Newcastle later on on Saturday.

It is of course, something they already know.

"There is a big points gap at the minute and we just need to make sure we win our games because if we don't there's no point even at all".

"If we can be in with a shout at that time of the season that's when nerves can creep in so hopefully those last few games we're there or thereabouts".

However, Burnley's Canadian global midfielder Scott Arfield could return against United after two weeks out with a hamstring twinge. "I think it's so close - so close that if it doesn't happen (soon) it's not going to happen".



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