The last time Manchester United hosted Burnley, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was riding the crest of a wave.

He had overseen a winning run as interim United boss but Sean Dyche’s side earned a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford last January.

We’ve had a look back at that match as well as examining what Solskjaer can do to get a better result this time around.

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Late turnaround

Burnley stunned United in the second half, with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood firing them into a 2-0 lead with just nine minutes remaining.

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Andreas Pereira had a game to forget, being caught in possession for one of the goals.

This result was the first sign of United’s inability to beat the so-called ‘lesser teams’ surfacing under Solskjaer as Sean Dyche’s organised, combative gameplan worked a treat.

Solskjaer was making a habit of referencing the past at this time and his side did produce a stirring comeback reminiscent of days gone by with two late goals.

A Paul Pogba penalty on 87 minutes halved the deficit before Victor Lindelof snatched a point in injury time.


How can Solskjaer get the win this time?

Nearly a year on, and Solskjaer’s side now struggle to break down deep disciplined defences far more regularly than they did during his interim spell.

Being without Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford who are injured makes United’s task a lot harder.

United navigated the trip to Turf Moor last month by soaking up crosses from wide and waiting for their class to tell.

But Dyche will not put any onus on his side to make the running tomorrow, so Solskjaer’s side must move the ball with pace and intensity.

It’s also about being tighter on set pieces – which could give Burnley a foothold in the game – and running at a Clarets backline which lacks pace.

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