Latest Premier League news: Following a disappointing draw against Newcastle United, Manchester United will welcome Burnley in a crucial Premier League encounter on Thursday night.
The Red Devils displayed a dispirited performance against a struggling Magpies’ team and lacked energy, cohesiveness and desire to come away victorious. So, this could be a real concern for the German boss as his team was outplayed by the two bottom sides Norwich City and Newcastle United in the last two consecutive games.
Meanwhile, having drawn against Eddie Howe’s side, the Old Trafford outfit are currently seventh in the league with 28 points in 17 games, seven points behind the fourth-placed Arsenal who have played two extra games. And on the other hand, Burnley are currently sitting 18th in the table with 11 points in 15 games.
Latest Premier League news: Manchester United Team news
As per the team news provided by the club’s website, Victor Lindelof will miss out on the midweek’s fixture against Sean Dyche’s side after being tested positive for Covid-19 and Paul Pogba will also remain sidelined for this encounter due to injury. Having picked up the fifth booking of the season on Monday night, Bruno Fernandes will be suspended for this encounter.
Manchester United predicted line-up against Burnley:
David De Gea will keep his place between the sticks and ahead of the Spaniard, the back four should be Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Alex Telles.
Scott McTominay limped off in the last game against Newcastle and will be assessed ahead of the game. Nemanja Matic should replace Fred who displayed poor performance in the previous game and was substituted at the halftime mark. Donny Van de Beek will start in place of Bruno Fernandes and alongside the Dutchman Jadon Sancho should start in the attacking midfield position.
Meanwhile, after producing a great cameo in the second half against Eddie Howe’s side, Edinson Cavani could start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood should be dropped to the bench after a lacklustre display on Monday night.
Manchester United predicted line-up against Burnley(4-2-2-2):
David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay; Donny Van De Beek, Jadon Sancho; Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo