Are Manchester United seriously still considering replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? Mauricio Pochettino may be very good indeed, but he’s not on the verge of breaking any records like Solskjaer is. A win this Tuesday at Burnley, and he will become the only Premier League manager who has won his first 7 matches in charge. It’s becoming more and more likely that the caretaker will soon be taking on the role permanently.
Meanwhile, the upcoming week will have a very Mancunian feel for Burnley who will be travelling the thirty miles south on Saturday to take on Manchester City in Round 4 of the FA Cup on Saturday, before going across town on Tuesday to visit United. It’s unlikely to be a successful trip for them given the run that both opponents are on, and Burnley’s form this year is less than spectacular, even if their Boxing Day demolition of Everton was.
Manchester United vs Burnley Predictions
If United can beat Arsenal at the weekend, they will be feeling invincible and will be aiming to break records for their talismanic manager. Even if Arsenal give United a good thrashing, Burnley on their best day would still have trouble. Perhaps Burnley’s wonder-winger Dwight McNeil can pull something out of the bag, having just this week signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal with the club.
Manchester United vs Burnley Betting Tips
Head to Head
- This will be the 128th meeting between the two sides, with United winning 61 of these games
- United beat Burnley at home 2-0 back in September last year
- Last time Burnley drew with United was 26th December 2017; last time they won was August 2009
Manchester United Team News
Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo look ready to return to first team action, while Marouane Fellaini’s calf strain looks like it will keep him out until March.
Potential United Line-Up: David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard
Burnley Team News
For Burnley, Phil Bardlsey looks like he has recovered from the knock that took him out of the FA Cup clash with City at the weekend, while Aaron Lennon and Jonathan Walters remain out with various leg injuries.
Potential Burnley Line-Up: Tom Heaton, Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor, Jeff Hendrick, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Steven Defour, Aiden McNeil, Chris Wood