Manchester United vs Burnley: There is a very positive feeling among the Manchester United fans right now. The Red Devils are in the semi-finals of the Europa League and currently, they are second in the table. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team is seven points clear of second-placed Leicester City as well. They will now take on Burnley in the latest round of Premier League fixtures.
As for the Clarets for the time being they are safe from the relegation zone. However, Fulham and West Brom could catch up with them, if they don’t start picking up points. Burnley has 33 points, while Fulham has 26 and West Brom has 24.
It will be a tough game for both sides. The Red Devils might have some fatigue due to their Europa League campaign. While for Burnley they don’t have the same quality as the Red Devils. Not only this Sean Dyche will be happy with getting a point as well.
If Manchester United wins this one it will be their first league double over the Clarets since 1975. However, Burnley are unbeaten in their last four away trips to Old Trafford. But the Red Devils have come from behind to win nine games this season.
Analysis: Manchester United vs Burnley
There are going to be no surprises in this game. The Red Devils will have more possession and the Clarets will try to sit back and hit on the counter-attacks. Set pieces will also be important as Burnley often tries to score from them.
Sean Dyche’s side will get more physical and try to muscle out Manchester United players. They will try to get long balls to their strikers to hold up the play and let other players join in. Lindelof could be deliberately targeted by them in this game.
On the other hand, the Red Devils won’t leave a single chance to score from the counter-attacks. This is because they know they won’t get a lot of space to attack against the visitors. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will try to attack with pace and purpose.
Burno Fernandes will also try to open up the defence through the middle. This will in turn create space for the wingers to come and it will push the full-backs further wide on the pitch. With the full-backs wide they will then try to swing in crosses inside the box.
When and Where
Manchester United will host Burnley at Old Trafford on 18th April 2020 at 8:30 PM IST.
Team News and Starting Line-Up
The Red Devils will be without the services of Anthony Martial and Phil Jones. While centre back Eric Bailly is also a doubt for the game. Apart from that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side has no injury concerns.
Predicted Line Up: Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani.
Kevin Long and Robbie Brady are unavailable for the game. While Ashley Barnes, Nick Pope and Jay Rodriguez are also doubts for the game.
Predicted Line Up: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil, Matej Vydra, Chris Wood.
Head to Head Statistics: Manchester United vs Burnley
In the previous 13 meetings between the two teams, the Red Devils have won seven games, while the Clarets have won two times and the rest of the four-game have ended in stalemate.
Manchester United- Edinson Cavani
The former PSG striker has been in very good form lately. He even scored the opener against Granda. Burnley are a side that relies upon its physicality, Cavani’s clever moments will help the Red Devils to score goals.
Burnley- James Tarkowski
It is likely that Burnley will be on the back foot for majority of the game. They will have to defend with a lot concentration for a long time. James Tarkowski will be the leader at the back for them.
The 12th Man Prediction: Manchester United 2 : 0 Burnley
Despite the Europa League commitments, the Red Devils still have enough to see this one off. They are in very good form as well which will make it hard for Burnley to get something out of the game.