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Manchester United v Burnley: Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Premier League 2018-19

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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1.80K   //    28 Jan 2019, 21:56 IST

Can Manchester United go unbeaten in January?
Can Manchester United go unbeaten in January?

After being beaten comprehensively in the weekend by the Blue side of Manchester at the Etihad, Burnley go to the Red side of the city as they face Manchester United at the Theatre of Dreams.

History beckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again as a victory tomorrow against Burnley would cement the Norwegian's place in the Premier League history books as the only manager to win first 7 Premier League matches.

The previous encounter between the side ended with Manchester United scoring 2 past Joe Hart courtesy of a Romelu Lukaku brace.


Team News

Manchester United

De Gea returns to the starting lineup after being rested against Arsenal in the weekend.
De Gea returns to the starting lineup after being rested against Arsenal in the weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that defender Chris Smalling is fit and available for the first time since the arrival of the Norwegian while Argentine defender Marcos Rojo still remains doubtful for the fixture.

Marouane Fellaini is the only confirmed absentee from the Manchester United squad with the Belgian yet to recover from his calf injury.

Manchester United Number 1, David De Gea is expected to be back between the goal post after being left out of the squad that travelled to the Emirates in the weekend.

Burnley

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Robbie Brady remains a doubt for Burnley FC after being forced off injured against Manchester City
Robbie Brady remains a doubt for Burnley FC after being forced off injured against Manchester City

Sean Dyche made his intentions clear in the weekend when the Englishman made 7 changes to his team for the trip to the Blue side of Manchester in their fourth-round tie of the FA Cup.

Wingers Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Robbie Brady and defender Phill Bardsley face late fitness tests to determine their availability for the fixture. Winger Aaron Lennon remains the only player who's confirmed to be ruled out.


Probable Lineups

Manchester United(4-3-3): De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Jones, Dalot; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Martial, Rashford, Lingard

Burnley(4-5-1): Heaton; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, Defour, McNeil; Wood

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