Burnley vs Manchester United, Premier League

Ross Houston
January 20, 2018

The venue of the match Burnley vs Manchester United is at Turf Moor. This year, however, they trail league-leaders City by 12 points, and will likely target the FA Cup and Champions League for trophies.

The Chilean did not travel with the squad to Burnley today.

The loss of Robbie Brady to a serious knee injury has caused a huge problem for the Clarets who are now without their most creative player for the remainder of this season.

Nick Pope has filled in admirably for Heaton, keeping nine clean sheets in the top flight. Manchester United is going off at +3300 to win the league championship, followed by Liverpool (+4500), Chelsea (+10000), and Tottenham Hotspur (+12500). On the other end of the pitch, Steven Defour and Johann Berg Gudmundsson will pose a lot of danger with their abilities in set-piece situation.

In terms of team news for the game, Dyche will be without a number of key players for the game due to injury. The Red Devils will be without the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee), Eric Bailly (ankle) and Michael Carrick (heart) - with the trio not expected back before the end of the month. Ashley Young is finally back in action and could start this game.

With a deal for Alexis Sanchez seemingly imminent, Martial has made himself a key figure in United's plans.

There was also a return from injury for Antonio Valencia while Luke Shaw extended his run in the team to a fifth consecutive game at left-back.

Argentine versatile defender, Marcos Rojo will be hoping his return to fitness leads to a place in the starting eleven, as the partnership of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling has improved to a gold degree. As a result, there should not be many absentees ahead of this game. The role of Nemanja Matic will again be key, with the Serb tasked with keeping the risky duo of Defour and Gudmundsson quiet.

Burnley have won one of their last 24 matches against Manchester United in all competitions (D10 L13), a 1-0 win in the Premier League in August 2009.

Burnley haven't lost three successive home games in the Premier League since April 2010, when they lost four in a row under Brain Laws. The Red Devils are the much better side and they will know that they have to keep winning if they wish to maintain second place on the English Premier League table.

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