Burnley vs Manchester United: Pre-match report
Jose Mourinho was quite vocal after the match against Tottenham last week, stating that he has won more EPL titles than the other managers combined. He also claimed to be one of the greatest managers. However, he has to prove this on the field in the away game at Burnley tonight. Will Mourinho's men finally win? Here is our match preview.
Interesting stats to gear you up for the match
Manchester United have not conceded a single away goal in their last 10 visits to Burnley except during the 2009 defeat of 1-0. If United lose, this will be the first instance of them losing three out of four opening games since 1986-87. Out of the last 17 head-to-head meetings, Burnley have managed to win just one while drawing and losing eight matches each.
Team news from the United frontier
Tonight, Eric Bailly might return to the starting XI once again due to Phil Jones getting injured during the match against Tottenham. Mourinho is most likely to field a 4-1-2-2-1 formation once again with Lukaku, Sanchez, and Lingard leading the attack. Shaw, Lindelof, Bailly, and Valencia will comprise the United defense as Fred, who was impressive against Spurs, takes up the CDM position.
How are Burnley shaping up ahead of the clash?
Burnley will be facing United after being relegated from the Europa League on Thursday at the hands of Olympiakos. Sean Dyche's team are yet to register an EPL win this season. Further, they have Brady, Defour, Gudmundsson, Lindegaard, and Pope out due to injuries. Dyche might use a 4-4-1-1 formation with Chris Wood, Jack Cork, James Tarkowski and Joe Hart likely to start affairs.
Predicted line-up and TV listing
Manchester United- David de Gea, Bailly, Lindelof, Valencia, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku. Burnley- Hart, Tarkowski, Mee, Lowton, Ward, Cork, Westwood, Lennon, McNeil, Hendrick, Wood. The match is scheduled at 8:30 PM and can be viewed on Star Sports Select 1 or Star Sports Select HD. Fans can also live stream the match on Hotstar.