Premier League: Manchester United v Burnley – Match Preview

Manchester United will be looking to make it five wins on the bounce when they take on Burnley at Old Trafford in the Premier League, on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds go into the game on the back of a 2-0 victory over Granada in the Europa League, whilst the visitors were defeated 2-1 by Newcastle at Turf Moor.

Dean Henderson is widely expected to return in between the sticks to face Burnley and Marcus Rashford is also expected to be recalled to the starting eleven having been given a rest against Granada during the week.

With Champions League football all but secure for next season, and with the semi-finals in the Europa League to come, things have started to look a lot brighter for Manchester United in recent weeks and in facing Burnley on Sunday it gives the Reds a superb opportunity to keep the winning momentum going.

Burnley have endured a poor season under Sean Dyche and find themselves sitting only seven points above the relegation zone. The Clarets in years gone by have always been a tough opponent to face — particularly at Turf Moor — but they do not hold the same threat this season and this is a game United will undoubtedly win.

An early goal can go a long way to deciding these types of games. It would force Burnley out from the back leaving gaps for Rashford, Fernandes and co can take full advantage.

This season may not necessarily be one to remember for the United faithful, but if Solskjaer can secure second place and win the Europa League then it would still go down as a successful season for the club and install confidence amongst the United faithful for bigger and better things next season.

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