Manchester United vs Burnley: Things to look out for
Manchester United v Burnley FC - Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Chris Wood of Burnley scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley FC at Old Trafford on January 22, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Manchester United play Burnley at home in the league, the Red Devils looking to continue their good run of form after their fantastic second half performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Sunday. Goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer victory over his previous counterpart Jose Mourinho.

Their last competitive league game against Burnley at Old Trafford resulted in a 0-2 loss. Two goals from Chris Wood, and a goal from Jay Rodriguez, gave the Clarets a shock victory in Manchester.

Currently United sit in second spot, eleven points the difference amongst themselves and Manchester City in first place. Below is all you need to know ahead of the Premier League contest at Old Trafford.

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  • What team is Solskjaer likely to name?

Marcus Rashford was left on the bench during Thursday's second leg against Granada due to a slight fitness concern, but he is expected to recover in time to start this match. That could mean Greenwood drops out of the starting XI again, despite scoring in his last two Premier League appearances. Man United could be without Anthony Martial until the end of the season after he suffered a sprained knee while on International duty with France.

Cavani has stepped up to lead the line in his absence. The Uruguayan's form has led to more calls for him to extend his stay at the club. Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire should return to the starting XI after missing out in midweek through suspension, while Scott McTominay and Dean Henderson, the latter of whom appears to have leapfrogged David De Gea as Solskjaer's first choice goalkeeper will also be pushing for recalls. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are the only other injury concerns for the hosts.

  •   Head-to-Head

26 Dec 2017, Manchester United v Burnley, (D) 2-2, Premier League.

29 Jan 2019, Manchester United v Burnley, (D) 2-2, Premier League. 

22 Jan 2020, Manchester United v Burnley, (L) 0-2, Premier League.

  • Possible Starting XI?

Henderson: Wan Bisakka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba, Cavani. 

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