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Premier League 2018-19: Manchester United's predicted lineup for game against Burnley

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1.27K   //    31 Aug 2018, 17:33 IST

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Manchester United have lost two matches on the bounce following defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur. The Red Devils have a steep mountain to climb, especially if Jose Mourinho wants to save his job which is being scrutinized. He will have to grab a win or be one step closer to the exit door. Here’s a look at United’s probable lineup for the visit to Turf Moor.

Defence

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United - Premier League

David De Gea has been awful so far this season and has let in 7 goals in the last 3 Premier League matches. However, the Spaniard is expected to start between the sticks. Eric Bailly could be back in the fray after not featuring against Spurs with Victor Lindelof looking likely to be his partner at central defence. Antonio Valencia is back to full fitness and may start at right back with Luke Shaw playing down the left.

Midfield

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Nemanja Matic is back in the team after undergoing surgery earlier in August, he did start the Spurs game and should play as the defensive midfielder against Sean Dyche’s side as well. Paul Pogba is another contender for the starting berth and could also wear the captain’s armband. The third spot could be benefitted to new signing Fred, who has been just about functional if not fancy.

Attack

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Manchester United will need their attack firing on all cylinders versus Burnley. The Red Devils’ boss is likely to go with Alexis Sanchez at left wing despite the Chilean being horrid since his move to England’s north side. Juan Mata looks set for a start on the right wing after seemingly impressing Jose Mourinho. Romelu Lukaku will have to put last week’s display at the Old Trafford behind him and try to play his role at Burnley as a striker. The Belgian will be looking to score his second or even more by the end of Sunday evening. 

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