Nine in a row? : Predicted Manchester United side to host Burnley
Manchester United made it eight wins from eight under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday night with a resounding 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
After booking their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with that win, United return to Premier League action tonight when Sean Dyche’s struggling Burnley side visit Old Trafford.
Solskjaer rotated his team slightly for that victory over the Gunners but will likely return to full strength for this evening’s match and we’ve had a go at predicting the eleven that will take to the field looking to make it nine wins out of nine…
Goalkeeper and back four
Sergio Romero was handed a start on Friday but David de Gea will expect to get his place back here. Victor Lindelof was exceptional at the Emirates and should retain his spot, along with Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw.
But Solskjaer has handed Diogo Dalot gametime against lesser opposition, and with United once more expected to dominate the ball on their own patch against the struggling Clarets, the Portuguese youngster may come in for Ashley Young here.
The midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba has largely remained unaltered under Solskjaer, primarily because it gets the best out of the Frenchman.
Fred may hope to get a game here – and would add energy to the engine room – but it’s just as likely that the manager sees no reason to change a winning formula.
Solskjaer sprung something of a surprise on Arsenal by fielding Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, but both men could well be replaced by Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial for this one.