Manchester United’s form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued at the weekend, as they eased into the Fifth Round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 winners over Arsenal at the Emirates on Friday night, making it eight wins from eight for the new boss, with a total of 22 goals scored. Burnley led his men to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford last season.
Manchester United have moved within three points of the top four, on top of their FA Cup progression against Arsenal. Their morale is up, and there’s hope that this will turn out to be a positive season for United. Jose Mourinho had written off their Champions League hopes towards the end of his reign. However, in a matter of weeks, Solskjaer has changed the outlook at Old Trafford. Not only are they pushing for fourth, but they’re also an impressive attacking outfit and a side who PSG are going to need to worry about in a few weeks’ time.
Burnley lost 5-0 to Manchester City on Saturday and there task doesn’t get much easier when they travel to in-form Manchester United on Tuesday night. Burnley are now winless in two after a four-match winning streak.
- Manchester United has won their last 6 matches in the Premier League.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Manchester United’s last 5 home games in the Premier League.
- Manchester United are undefeated in their last 8 matches against Burnley in all competitions having kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 matches of those matches.
- Burnley has picked up just 0.75 points per game on their travels, losing seven of their 12 trips this term.
- Burnley are winless in their last eight away league games against ‘big six’ sides, losing the last four in a row by an aggregate score of 1-14.
Manchester United made slight changes to the side that beat Arsenal 3-1 on Friday night and the likes of Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and David De Gea will be recalled. Diogo Dalot may also be called upon to replace Ashley Young at right-back.
Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku both played important roles in defeating Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round but will more than likely return to the bench here.
Chris Smalling could make the bench on Tuesday night but Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are sidelined for the home side.
Fred could get a rare start if Solskjaer needs some fresh legs in midfield after Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera all played 90 minutes on Friday.
Nick Pope was poor on his return in goal in the Saturday’s 5-0 defeat away to Manchester City, with Tom Heaton set to be recalled to face his former club in midweek.
Robbie Brady has suffered a setback in his bid to return to full fitness and is unlikely to recover in time to face his former club. Phil Bardsley, is also a doubt.
Johann Gudmundsson is still trying to recover from a thigh injury that has kept him sidelined in nearly a month.
Charlie Taylor may have to fill in at right-back if neither Bardsley nor Matthew Lowton can recover in time for the trip to Old Trafford, with Stephen Ward at left-back
Manchester United have won eight matches in a row after dumping Arsenal out of the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are only three points adrift of the top four.
Manchester United scored 17 times in their six league outings Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and we expect them to cruise past Burnley this week.
Prediction: Manchester United 3 Burnley 0