Manchester United 3
- Berbatov 64,
- Rooney 69,
- Diouf 90
After seeming to doze through the first period, Berbatov awoke to score one goal brilliantly and conjure another for Wayne Rooney as United reignited their title challenge on a strange sort of afternoon which had earlier seen Burnley spurn two glaring chances.
Manchester United started the second half pushing for an opening goal, Rooney had a chance after Evra slipped the ball to the Englishman after driving into the box from the left. Rooney had to take the shot on first time and was leaning back, so his shot skewed over the bar from 12 yards.
The England man might have had another shortly afterwards too when he latched onto Nani's cross but he could only turn his shot wide of the far post.
Then Rooney collected the rebound after Berbatov had been denied by the Burnley keeper and, after taking a while to steady himself, eventually drilled home.
It was Rooney's last involvement before both he and Berbatov were replaced by Michael Owen and Mame Biram Diouf.
Diouf nodded Valencia's cross past the onrushing Jensen to complete the scoring although by then, minds were even turning away from the debt and towards Manchester City and that blockbuster Carling Cup semi-final.
Manchester United: Edwin Van der Sar, Jonny Evans, Wes Brown, Patrice Evra, Gary Neville, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Nani, Antonio Valencia, Wayne Rooney (Mame Biram Diouf 73), Dimitar Berbatov (Michael Owen 73).
Burnley: Brian Jensen, David Edgar, Michael Duff, Stephen Jordan, Tyrone Mears, Kevin McDonald (Joey Karl Gudjonsson 73), Graham Alexander, Wade Elliott, Chris Eagles (Robbie Blake 83), David Nugent, Steven Fletcher (Steve Thompson 36).