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Match Preview : Manchester United vs Burnley

Manchester United vs Burnley 22/01/2020 Down The Wings MUFC

Manchester United have the chance to gain what could prove to be a huge 3 points after being schooled by Liverpool. Ole’s delusional positivity after the games has led to him being the scapegoat of a lot of resentment towards Manchester United’s situation. However, the chance for retribution against Sean Dyche’s Clarets.

How Do Manchester United Look?

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The big news coming out this week was of Ole Gunnar Solskjaers compiling injury crisis. Marcus Rashford is reported to have picked up a strain fracture in his back. Some reports claim that the strain fracture is one that has been troubling the 22-year-old for a number of games. I think its safe to say that Ole failed in downplaying that when he conflictingly said, Rashford picked up the injury against Wolves but complained about an earlier problem after the previous Burnley fixture in December. One thing is for certain, we are in big trouble without our biggest goal contributor.

Ole was asked about potentially promoting the likes of Mellor or Ramazani In Rashford’s absence. Ole said the two are a bit away from first-team football but Greenwood and Juan would get more games…

Opposition: Burnley

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Manchester United made relatively easy work of Sean Dyche’s side in late December. On that day Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were on the score sheet. We were completely dominant and in control, at no point did it seem like we were in any sort of danger. Burnley at old Trafford though, could be a different proposition.

Over Recent years, Burnley have had a half decent record at the theatre of dreams. Last Season they ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s win streak with a 2-2 draw. On that day, Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood were on the score sheet with goals from Pogba and Lindelof earning us a point. The year prior to that, vintage Messi Lingard came off the bench, scored a brace and again, bought us a point. Games against Burnley at Old Trafford are no tap-in.

Key Stats: United vs Burnley

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  • A win from Manchester United will see the Reds do the League double over Burnley for the first time since 1975/76.
  • Burnley are win-less in the last 10 fixtures against Manchester United (D4 L6)
  • This will be the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer where he will be without injured Marcus Rashford in the Premier League at home.
  • Manchester United is one of 3 teams Sean Dyche is yet to pick up a victory against in 9 games D4 L5

Prediction: Manchester to win 2-0 with goals from Greenwood and Daniel James

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