Manchester United come into their game on Sunday looking to just serve a small reminder to Manchester City that their domestic title is not quite wrapped up yet, with the Red Devils able to close the gap to eight points if they pick up a home win against Burnley.
The Clarets have been in fairly wretched form, winning just one of their last eight league games, and are still not entirely safe from the threat of relegation – though there are still seven points between themselves and Fulham, one place below them and just inside the drop zone.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won four in a row in the Premier League, the best current run in the top flight, and they might just sense that a little pressure put on their rivals at the top could yet keep the end of the season interesting given that Pep Guardiola’s side have lost two of their last three in all competitions and still have the Champions League to focus on.
Realistically, though, this is all about United securing a top-two spot for the first time in three years, while Burnley simply need to scrape together more points to ensure safety for another season.
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For the Clarets it looks a more conservative approach, just the one striker for Sean Dyche and a change at left-back.
Karl Matchett18 April 2021 15:08
Rashford back up-front by the looks, with Cavani dropping to the bench. Pogba on the left once more.
Karl Matchett18 April 2021 15:07
Manchester United: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford
Burnley: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Wood
Karl Matchett18 April 2021 15:03
Karl Matchett18 April 2021 14:53
Manchester United vs Burnley
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Jamie Braidwood18 April 2021 14:37