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Old Trafford ready to be a Theatre of Dreams again

United's win over Liverpool remains an achievement for a team that were languishing in 15th with just seven points from their first six games.PHOTO: REUTERS

It has been 1,221 days since Manchester United were last top of the English Premier League (EPL). On Tuesday, they reached the summit again by winning 1-0 at Burnley to knock champions Liverpool off the perch.

No trophies are handed out for topping the league mid-season, but it remains an achievement for a team that were languishing in 15th with just seven points from their first six games after being beaten 1-0 by Arsenal on Nov 2.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2021, with the headline 'Old Trafford ready to be a Theatre of Dreams again'. Subscribe