Football: Five factors behind Manchester United's rise to the Premier League's summit

It has been 1,221 days since Manchester United were last top of the English Premier League (EPL) table. On Tuesday (Jan 12), they reached the summit again by winning 1-0 at Burnley to knock champions Liverpool off the perch.

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

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