Manchester United’s last home game against Burnley was an unmitigated disaster.

United lost 2-0 at Old Trafford back in January 2020, with boos ringing around the stadium from the supporters who had stayed to the final whistle.

A lot has happened since, sparked by the arrival of Bruno Fernandes a fortnight after the game.

But Burnley can’t be underestimated. They are an awkward side, who recently won at Anfield, and pushed United hard at Turf Moor in January, with Paul Pogba scoring the winning goal.

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Expect United to take this game seriously, and pick a team close to the strongest one available.

The team delivered one of the best performances of the season in the second half against Tottenham last week.

Amid manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stated desire to start games quicker, expect him to line the team up in almost exactly the same way.

Returning stars

Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw, and Harry Maguire all benefitted from a suspension which enforced a rest against Granada.

Marcus Rashford sat that one out with injury, and while he could be fit for this one if needed, it would be more sensible fort United to leave him on the bench against a tough tackling Burnley side.

 

This would mean Paul Pogba starting on the left, and Mason Greenwood on the right.

That would be the one change to the way United lined up against Spurs, where Rashford was on the left and Pogba the right.

United actually kicked into gear once Greenwood came on and Pogba switched to the left.

Greenwood provided an assist and scored the third goal, and has three goals and one assist in his last three domestic games.

While Donny van de Beek made a lively cameo against Granada, he will most likely return to the bench for this one.

Edinson Cavani will continue up front and look to score for a third successive game.

Dean Henderson should also come back into the team in goal, and will likely have a busy Sunday afternoon dealing with set pieces.

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