No time for a break, Manchester United are back at it again on Saturday.
48 hours after the win over Newcastle, a trip to Burnley’s Turf Moor awaits.
Sean Dyche’s side are a notoriously tricky side at home, although we managed to win there last season.
The 2-0 win in September 2018 came courtesy of a brace from Romelu Lukaku and saw Marcus Rashford pick up the first red card of his career. United’s top scorer will be looking for some personal improvement on his visit there on Saturday night in the 7.45pm kick off.
Scott McTominay’s knee injury makes it very unlikely he plays any involvement at Turf Moor.
Aside from that enforced change, United’s options are similar, with rotation the biggest factor.
Playing two games in 48 hours is a tough ask for any team, and United have to be sensible with a further trip to Arsenal upcoming on New Year’s Day.
Axel Tuanzebe missed the Newcastle game with a thigh injury and while it would have been useful to start him in one of these two matches, for now it looks he remains out.
Rotation, rotation, rotation
Dan James sat out United’s win over Newcastle and it is probable he is back in the starting line up to face Burnley, at Mason Greenwood’s expense.
Both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial came off early against Newcastle and will start this fixture.
One of the positions United have options is attacking midfield, and this could see Jesse Lingard come back in for Andreas Pereira.
Paul Pogba will replace McTominay, most probably alongside Fred. Nemanja Matic is an option, but making too many changes could backfire.
Luke Shaw is unlikely to start twice in 48 hours and it is probable Ashley Young gets called in here. He was on the bench against Burnley with Brandon Williams not making the 18.
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