Manchester United vs Burnley: Team news
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor on January 12, 2021 in Burnley, England. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United will look to make it five wins in a row when they host Burnley on Sunday.

The Red Devils may be encouraged by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's positive team news update from Friday's press conference.

Here is a look at how the two sides could take shape.

Team News

United

Long-term absentee Phil Jones is set to be joined by Anthony Martial on the sidelines for a fifth consecutive game as he continues to to recover from the knee injury he suffered while on international duty with France.

There is more positive news surrounding both Eric Bailly and Marcus Rashford however. Bailly tested positive for COVID-19 during the international break but is now available and Rashford occupied the bench against Granada on Thursday as a precaution and looks set to return.

Meanwhile, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are all free to play following their one-match ban in the Europa League.

Burnley

As for Burnley, Sean Dyche is hopeful that Nick Pope can return between the sticks having missed their last game against Newcastle United through injury, but has been described as "touch and go."

The Clarets' boss also revealed former United Academy player Dwight McNeil has picked up a knock and is a doubt for the match against his boyhood club.

There are also several key players confirmed to be ruled out for Burnley in the form of Ashley Barnes, Robbie Brady and Kevin Long.

Predicted Lineups

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

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundson, Westwood, Brownhill, Pieters, Vydra, Wood.

 

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