Begin date: Dec 31 2021 01:15
Web site: Manchester Place: Outdated trafford
Arbitrator: Jonathan Moss, England
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In regards to the match
Manchester United will face Burnley from December 30, 2021 at 8:15 p.m. UTC at Outdated Trafford Stadium, Manchester Metropolis, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Manchester United will look to get again on their technique to Premier League victory once they host Burnley at Outdated Trafford on Thursday night time.
The Purple Devils performed a 1-1 draw in opposition to struggling Newcastle United within the league on Monday night time, however Burnley has not been in motion because the 0-0 draw with West Ham United on December 12.
Man United have been again in motion on Monday night time in opposition to Newcastle, having seen their earlier two video games in opposition to Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion postponed attributable to a coronavirus outbreak within the camp.
The 20-time England champions have been on the lookout for a fourth consecutive Premier League win in opposition to the Magpies however have been pressured to accept some extent in a disappointing efficiency, as Edinson Cavani known as off a primary sport Allan Saint-Maximin in a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.
Man United have now collected seven factors in three league appearances underneath interim boss Ralf Rangnick, however the German criticized his aspect’s efficiency on Monday, and the Purple Devils now face Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers. aspect of the brand new yr.
The hosts are at the moment seventh within the desk, seven factors behind Arsenal, fourth, however with two video games in hand in opposition to the Gunners, whereas they’re two factors behind Tottenham Hotspur, sixth, in the identical variety of appearances after the Antonio Conte’s staff occurred in Southampton on Tuesday.
Man United have gained their final two league video games in opposition to Burnley, together with a 3-1 success at Outdated Trafford final season, however the Clarets recorded a 2-0 victory at Manchester within the 2019-20 marketing campaign.
The Purple Devils have been capable of blow the cobwebs on Monday, however Burnley has not been in motion because the 0-0 draw with West Ham on December 12, as their final three video games in opposition to Watford, Aston Villa and Everton all have been postponed attributable to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Consequently, the Clarets, 18th, are within the unbelievable place of getting 4 video games in hand at Newcastle, nineteenth, and Norwich Metropolis, twentieth, as they’re solely two factors behind Watford, seventeenth, and have two matches in hand. on hornets.
Burnley has solely gained considered one of their 15 Premier League video games this season, however they’ve solely been crushed six occasions, which is identical as the highest 4 challengers Arsenal and West Ham and just one greater than Man United, who’ve suffered 5 championships. beats this time period.
Sean Dyche’s aspect will play back-to-back away video games in opposition to Man United and Leeds United on both aspect within the New Yr earlier than going through Huddersfield City within the FA Cup on January 8.
Burnley has solely gained as soon as at Outdated Trafford within the Premier League, however they hope to make use of their unscheduled mid-season break as a bonus, with the Purple Devils battling for lengthy phases in opposition to Newcastle on Monday.
Man United will once more be disadvantaged of Paul Pogba’s providers attributable to a thigh drawback, whereas Victor Lindelof is out, having lately examined optimistic for coronavirus.
Bruno Fernandes can even be absent right here because the Portugal worldwide receives his fifth yellow card of the marketing campaign in opposition to Newcastle, which may open the door for Donny van de Beek.
Jadon Sancho and Cavani each impressed on the bench in opposition to Newcastle and will now win begins, with Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford probably falling on the bench.
Nemanja Matic and Luke Shaw are additionally in rivalry, however Rangnick ought to resist the temptation to vary his midfielder two or his defensive unit for Thursday’s sport.
As for Burnley, Ashley Barnes and Connor Roberts stay unavailable for choice, however the break allowed the Clarets to recuperate Maxwel Cornet from an damage, and the Ivorian needs to be within the beginning squad.
There should not be any surprises within the opposing staff’s eleven, with Chris Wooden becoming a member of Cornet in assault, whereas Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Dwight McNeil will play in vast areas.
Dyche has to determine between Jack Cork and Josh Brownhill to play alongside Ashley Westwood in midfield, and the latter ought to simply get the inexperienced mild at Outdated Trafford.