Burnley vs Manchester United: Prediction, Head to Head, Team News & Probable Line Ups
Burnley will be hosting title contenders Manchester United at Turf Moor as Premier League action kicks off after a week of EFL Cup and FA Cup football.
Burnley vs Manchester United Preview:
Manchester United have an opportunity to take the top spot as their rivals Liverpool managed to drop points against Newcastle United in their last fixture.
A win against Burnley would see Manchester United go on top in the Premier League for the first time since 2013. The last time Manchester United were at the top of the league this time, they emerged as Champions but does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United have enough to lift the Premier League trophy? We'll see.
Both sides progressed into the fourth round of the FA Cup with marginal wins. Man United would thank Scott McTominay's early goal against Watford, while Burnley had to rely on a dramatic late equaliser from Matej Vydra which led to a penalty shootout success over MK Dons.
Burnley vs Manchester United Head to Head
Out of the total 10 games played between Burnley and Man United, the Red Devils have five to their name, while four have been drawn.
Burnley did not have the best of starts to the 2020-21 campaign but things are getting better for them, something that was always expected from Sean Dyche's men.
Manchester United suffered a disappointing loss against their City rivals and were knocked out of the EFL Cup. However, their league form is quite good, especially their away form.
Burnley vs Manchester United Team News
Nick Pope is a huge concern for Burnley as he missed out the FA Cup clash due to an ankle injury. The club also have a lot of COVID-19 issues to sort out.
Kevin Long, Charlie Taylor, Dwight McNeil and Jay Rodriguez are the affected players, and they will have to test negative to confirm whether or not they are able to return yet.
For United, Edinson Cavani will be back after serving his three match ban. United may not risk Eric Bailly into a game so early after he was subbed off against Watford in the FA Cup.
Burnley Probable Playing XI
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Wood, Barnes
Manchester United Probable Playing XI
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Martial.
Burnley vs Manchester United Prediction
Manchester United will be desperate for a win and they could be the league leaders before stepping at Anfield. However, Burnley's physicality could cause some trouble to the Red Devils as the home side would be aware of their poor form at home.
Sportco predicts a Manchester United 2-1 win.