Burnley v Manchester United Preview


Manchester United is going off at +3300 to win the league championship, followed by Liverpool (+4500), Chelsea (+10000), and Tottenham Hotspur (+12500). The Clarets are now in seventh place, just five points behind big money London club Arsenal for a Europa League slot.

For Burnley team, Jonathan Walters has undergone knee surgery and he will not for next few months and also without Chris Wood and left-back Stephen Ward.

After a largely impressive first half of the season, the Lancashire club have struggled to see games through in the Premier League.

Manchester City, though, still holds a 12-point lead over second-place Manchester United and is still the clear favorite to win the league title at -3300.

United are buoyed by the imminent arrival of a new signing, which is always a good thing.

Manchester United travel to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday as they look to build on their comfortable win over Stoke on Monday night.

Unlike his counterpart, Jose Mourinho has seen his injury problems nearly completely ease up over the last few weeks.

Boss Jose Mourinho is without Daley Blind, Eric Bailly, Michael Carrick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Charlie Taylor (rib) and Scott Arfield (hamstring) are slight doubts, although the duo might be involved in some capacity.

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Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba are in midfield, while Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial sit ahead of them in a three.

Manchester United finished in sixth place and won both the Europa League and League Cup last season as they managed to secure qualification for the Champions League.

Burnley haven't lost three consecutive home Premier League games since April 2010, when they lost four in a row under Brian Laws.

For Manchester United, the football has been picking up steam - but the focus has been centred around the two impending announcements that could boost not only the morale but also the quality within the squad. On Saturday, some more hard work beckons for the midfielder, if Burnley are to ensure another result to remember this season.

Manchester United, on the contrary, have less injury concerns.

"Their current seven-game run winless is largely down to the high intensity shown to mid-December".

Jose and Co. are now pretty much in-form.