MATCH PREVIEW: Burnley vs. Manchester United

Manchester United will be bidding to make it three Premier League victories in a row when they head to Turf Moor on Tuesday evening to take on basement side Burnley.

The Red Devils are currently fourth in the table, one point clear of fifth-placed West Ham United, while struggling Burnley sit bottom on 13 points, having won just once in the league this term.

Burnley have lost their last five home Premier League matches against Manchester United without scoring a single goal. The only side to win six consecutive away league games against the Clarets in their entire league history is Wolves between 1983 and 2002.

Since losing their first Premier League match against Burnley in August 2009, Man Utd have lost just one of their last 14 games against the Clarets (W9 D4), a 2-0 home reverse in January 2020.

Manchester United have won 34 of their 56 Premier League games played on Tuesdays (61%), giving them both the most outright victories and highest win rate on this day in the competition’s history.


Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane all suffered knocks during the shoot-out defeat to Middlesbrough, although interim manager Ralf Rangnick stated after the match that he hopes they will be available for the Burnley trip.

Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard are set to return to training while Alex Telles is due to be involved again after his World Cup qualifying exertions with Brazil. David De Gea is another who should come back into the squad. 

It remains to be seen whether centre backs Victor Lindelof (illness) and Eric Bailly (ankle) have made a full recovery, and are fit to play a part on Tuesday evening.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, Fernandes, Elanga; Ronaldo

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