Manchester United vs Burnley preview: How to watch, Kick-off time, Team news, Predicted lineups and Ones to watch
Ben Mee and Robbie Brady challenge Edinson Cavani in the previous meeting between these two sides. (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images.

Struggling Burnley head to Old Trafford to take on an in-form Manchester United side this Sunday, and a win for The Red Devils could move them within 8 points of leaders Manchester City.

The Clarets threw away yet another lead last time out, losing 2-1 to Newcastle, after an early Matej Vydra goal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have won their last four in the league, and are unbeaten since a shock defeat to Sheffield United back in January.

Sean Dyche's men have a good record when playing this weekend's hosts away from home, taking points from the Theatre of Dreams on their past four visits, so this won't be a 'walk in the park' for United.

In the reverse fixture, Solskjaer's men claimed the victory, in a hard fought game that was won with a volley from Paul Pogba, in the 71st minute.

  • Team News

Manchester United

Marcus Rashford (ankle) may miss here for United, as he faces a 'late fitness test on Sunday morning' according to Solskjaer.

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Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly, is in contention for a return after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the month.

Thursday's Europa League suspended trio, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay are all expected to return to the side.

Anthony Martial (knee) will be absent once again, and is currently expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Burnley

The Clarets will again be missing Republic of Ireland duo Robbie Brady (calf) and Kevin Long (calf).

Nick Pope (shoulder) and Dwight McNeil (knock) are doubtful for the game and could be huge absentees for Dyche's side.

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Striker, Ashley Barnes (thigh) is still out, whereas Jay Rodriguez is expected to return to the 18 after missing last week's loss due to personal reasons.

  • Ones to watch

Edinson Cavani is another striker in-form heading into this game, with the Uruguayan scoring against Tottenham and Spanish side Granada, in the past week.

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His aerial prowess will be sure to challenge a Burnley defence that is extremely competent at clearing crosses.

Matej Vydra has really cemented his place in Sean Dyche's plans and has created a partnership with New Zealand striker Chris Wood.

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Vydra netted once again last week in the loss to Newcastle, and his speed gives Burnley a different option if their gameplan fails to come off.

The Czech Republic striker also struck a fine finish against Southampton as he has adapted his game to suit the Premier League.

  • Expected Lineups

Manchester United: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Cavani.

Burnley: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Vydra, Wood

  • Where to watch

The game is expected to kick off at 4:00pm GMT on Sunday, and can be viewed on both Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

 

 

 

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