Burnley vs Manchester United: How to watch, kick off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Manchester United return to Premier League action on Tuesday evening as they face Sean Dyche's Burnley.

Both sides have had an underwhelming season so far yet three points on Tuesday night could serve as a catalyst for the two teams.

Whilst a victory would enhance United's hopes of securing Champions League football for next season, Burnley currently sit rock-bottom of the table and three points would see them leapfrog Newcastle, Watford, and Norwich into 17th.

  • Team news:

Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani are back in the squad to increase the attacking options, after a number of chances were squandered in Friday's 1-1 draw, before the penalty shoot-out defeat.

Raphael Varane is fit to play, despite being withdrawn against Boro, and it was expected Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho would also be okay after knocks.

Rangnick revealed both Fred and Alex Telles have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be absent from the squad as a result.

David De Gea should be available again after not being named in the matchday squad for the FA Cup tie. The Premier League Player of the Month was rested, with Dean Henderson playing and both Tom Heaton and Lee Grant on the bench.

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Victor Lindelof was ill last week and Eric Bailly returned from the Africa Cup of Nations with a swollen ankle.

As for the hosts, Sean Dyche said after the 0-0 draw with Watford at the weekend: "Players are coming back fit and we are going to have to maximise the players as much as we can.

"We are still stretched but we have to keep building to take it into next week. We've had players down through COVID and Johann [Berg Gudmundsson] had his appendix out, so he'll be out for a few weeks."

Josh Brownhill is available again after suspension but Matej Vydra, Charlie Taylor and Ashley Barnes are considered doubtful.

  • Predicted lineups:

Burnley: Pope, Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Lennon, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Cornet, Weghorst,

Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Elanga, Ronaldo

  • One to watch:

Our one to watch for Tuesday's encounter is Anthony Elanga.

The 19-year-old has endured a difficult week after his penalty miss proved costly in the penalty shootout against Middlesbrough as United were knocked out of the FA Cup.

And unfortunately, as can be said the same with other players this year, Elanga was then subject to racist abuse immediately after the match on Monday.

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Although serious action needs to be taken against the culprits, the best way for Elanga to respond is by putting in a solid performance against Burnley and quieting the hate.

Before the Middlesbrough game, Elanga had been enjoying a great run of form that saw him score against Brentford and have a huge impact against Aston Villa.

The Swede will be disheartened after his penalty miss, but the talented teen can either bounce back and emulate his January form, or perhaps we might see a struggling Elanga against Burnley.

  • Head to head:

The two sides have faced each other on a total of 133 occasions, with the hosts winning 45 of those games, United being victorious 65 times, and 23 matches ending in a draw.

Burnley, however, have failed to beat Tuesday's visitors at Turf Moor since August 2009, when Robbie Blake scored the only goal of the game.

Since then, The Red Devils have enjoyed trips to Burnley, winning five matches and drawing once.

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Across these six matches, Burnley haven't managed to score a single goal against United, whilst the visitors scored 8 times.

This doesn't bode too well for The Clarets, but they might fancy themselves against this highly inconsistent United side.

  • Prediction:

Burnley 1 - 2 Manchester United

How to watch:

The 20:00 BST game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 from 19:00 BST. 

Fans can also tune in via the BT Sport app.

 

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