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Manchester United v Burnley: Match Preview, Key Players and Predictions | Premier League 2018-19

Varun Nair
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
1.27K   //    28 Jan 2019, 14:23 IST

Can the Clarets stop the marauding Manchester United?
Can the Clarets stop the marauding Manchester United?

After an impressive fourth-round victory over old nemesis Arsenal in the FA Cup, Manchester United host relegation-threatened Burnley at the Theatre of Dreams on Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men are on a relentless run with eight consecutive victories in 8 matches for the Red Devils. The Norweign has overseen a complete transformation among his players since his appointment with all of his players being given the freedom to express themselves and play their natural game. A win on Tuesday will see the Red Devils same on points with Chelsea on 47 points.

After a very poor start to the season, the Clarets are finally hitting form at the right time of the year. Last season's overachievers, Burnley won just 4 of their 23 matches in the league before Christmas and were languishing in the relegation zone with 12 points. The midweek 5-0 thumping by Manchester City in the FA Cup is not likely to affect Sean Dyche and his men with the Clarets looking to secure safety.

The first encounter between both the sides ended with Manchester United winning 2-0 at Turf Moor with 10 men after Marcus Rashford was given the marching orders.


Kickoff Information

Date: 29th January 2019

Time: 21:00 (local time), 01:30 (IST)

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Livestream: Hotstar


Form Guide

The last 5 competitive fixtures

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Manchester United: W-W-W-W-W

Burnley: L-D-W-W-W


Head to Head

Manchester United: 61 wins

Burnley: 44 wins

Draw: 22


Key Players


Manchester United

Marcus Rashford


Rashford has been on fire for Manchester United
Rashford has been on fire for Manchester United

The England international has been in scintillating form since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, scoring in 4 consecutive Premier League matches.

Burnley

Chris Wood


The return to form of the New Zealand international has been key for Burnley FC
The return to form of the New Zealand international has been key for Burnley FC

The New Zealand international has been a key figure in the Clarets recent revival. The forward has scored thrice in his 6 last matches.


Prediction

Manchester United has been undefeated in January so far and looks on course to have a 100% victory in January with Burnley in their last 19 matches at the theatre of dreams.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Burnley

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