Manchester United will have the chance to go top of the Premier League for the first time since 2013 when they travel to Turf Moor. A point will be enough, but the Red Devils will be targeting all three points.
Burnley vs Manchester United Odds
United Looking To Make Statement
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been written off throughout his tenure as Manchester United head coach. However, he could put down a huge marker for the remaining period of the season by going top of the league with at least a point against Burnley. It would be a significant result for the Red Devils, as they could be top of the league for their trip to Liverpool at the weekend, with two wins on the bounce seeing United open up a six point lead at the summit.
Not many United fans could have seen that happening earlier on in the season after a 6-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. United have been one of the most difficult teams to beat since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, as only Liverpool have picked up more points since the arrival of the midfielder. There was disappointment at Old Trafford last week, as United were knocked out at the semi-final stage of a fourth straight cup competition with defeat against Manchester City in the EFL Cup, but there is no hiding that massive progress has been made by the club over the last 18 months.
Burnley Seeking Shock Result
Burnley look as though they are capable of pulling away from the relegation battle, as their recent form has seen them open up a five-point advantage over 18th placed Fulham. The Clarets have lost just once in their previous six, but the condition of their players for this game could be in doubt as many of their first-team players played in their recent FA Cup win at the weekend.
Burnley remain one of the harder teams to break down in the division, as they have conceded just 20 goals so far this season, which is four fewer than the number conceded by United. However, going forward their struggles are clear to see. Only Sheffield United have scored fewer goals than the Clarets this season, as Sean Dyche’s side have scored just nine goals in their 15 outings so far this season. Confidence would have certainly been taken from their last game in the league, as they beat the Blades 1-0 to move clear of the relegation places.
Burnley vs Manchester United Picks
Burnley won the last fixture between these two sides at Old Trafford, but that was the last game United played before the signing of their Portuguese star man. The Red Devils have come a long way since that fateful afternoon at Old Trafford, and they will show evidence of that at Turf Moor this week. United have the quality to get the three points, as they put down their marker ahead of a trip to Anfield.