After a disappointing 2-2 draw at Leicester, Manchester United will look to return to winning ways on Boxing Day, when they host high flying Burnley on game-week 20.
Manchester United vs Burnley Preview:
Manchester United are still sitting pretty at second, despite having fallen further behind leaders Manchester City after their draw against The Foxes. With the injuries bothering them throughout the season, their weakness in defence was exposed pretty well by Leicester and Bristol City in the last two games. Mourinho will need to make sure that the same mistakes are not repeated by his back-line.
Burnley have been one of the surprises of the season so far and were 6th in the table before losing to Tottenham in the last game week. Despite being relegated to 7th place, The Clarets are only 3 points of a Champions League spot and a win against United will put them right back on track for their first ever Top 4 finish in the Premier League.
Manchester United vs Burnley Team News:
United’s long list of injuries further increased with Chris Smalling joining fellow defenders Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia on the injured list. Midfielders Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini will also be missing United’s boxing day clash.
For Burnley, defender Stephen Ward and midfielder Robbie Brady are ruled out due to knee injuries while forward Chris Wood is also doubtful with the same. Defender James Tarkowski will also miss the game due to suspension.
Manchester United vs Burnley Probable Line Ups:
Manchester United: (4-2-3-1)
Manchester United vs Burnley Previous Meetings:
The two clubs have met 6 times in the league with United winning 3 of them, 2 ending in draws and Burnley having a solitary victory.
Manchester United vs Burnley Recent Form:
Manchester United: D-W-W-L-W
Manchester United vs Burnley Betting Odds:
Manchester United: 1/4
Manchester United vs Burnley TV Guide:
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