Manchester United players have been keen to dampen talk of a title tilt but they appear to have found their groove recently and can reach the top of the table with victory over Burnley this evening. United have only recently found their form at home but away from Old Trafford they’ve been brilliant, winning six of their seven league games on the road and scoring 21 goals in the process; The only occasion when they didn’t take three points from a Premier League trip was a 2-2 draw at Leicester.
Burnley v Man Utd
20:15 Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Ultra HD
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JAN 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-2 Burnley
DEC 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-2 Manchester United
JAN 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-2 Burnley
SEP 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-2 Manchester United
JAN 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-1 Manchester United
DEC 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-2 Burnley
APR 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-2 Manchester United
OCT 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-0 Burnley
FEB 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 3-1 Burnley
AUG 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
The hosts made a slow start to the season but they’ve rallied well since, with wins over Crystal Palace (1-0), Wolves (2-1) and Sheffield United (1-0) whilst they took victory from Arsenal (1-0) and drew with Everton and Aston Villa, leaving them sixth in the form table.
However, United are joint top of the form table and come here with positive team news, as Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw trained fully yesterday whilst Edinson Cavani is back following a three match ban for social media post featuring a racially offensive term, and even if Paul Pogba isn’t present, United’s talisman Bruno Fernandes – with 11 goals and seven assists so far – will have a mixture of Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood to aim at.
That quality can get through a Burnley defence that is often stubborn at home; Only two of their seven games have produced over 2.5 goals, but one of the exceptions was a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea. Much will depend on how United approach the game – both teams have scored in all seven of their games – and the best way to approach this game could be to pick a correct score for either scenario.
United have scored twice in their last 11 league matches away from Old Trafford, but it’s even more interesting to learn that five of their away contests have ended either 3-1 or 3-2. 10/1 looks fair about 3-1 as a correct score and it may be worth ditching that with 3-0, as Burnley have failed to score against three of the four top half teams that have visited Turf Moor.
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