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Burnley 0:2 Manchester United

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    Date - Saturday, 28 December 2019
    Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs GMT
    Venue - Turf Moor, Burnley



    League standings and form guide

    7. Manchester United: WWDLW
    12. Burnley: LLWWL


    Previous League Meetings

    Manchester United 2—2 Burnley

    Burnley 0—1 Manchester United

    Burnley 0—1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2—2 Burnley

    Burnley 0—2 Manchester United


    All-Time League Record

    Manchester United wins: 52
    Burnley wins: 40
    Draws: 20


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær


    Sean Dyche


    Team News

    Manchester United

    Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot and Scott McTominay ruled out.


    Burnley

    Aaron Lennon and Ben Gibson doubtful.


    Know the opposition



    Burnley Football Club (nicknamed The Clarets), is a professional association football club based in Burnley, Lancashire. On 18 May 1882, The club was founded on On 18 May 1882, when Burnley Rovers Football Club decided to shift their allegiance from rugby union to football. Playing in various green or blue and white kits for their first few years, the club played their first competitive game in October 1882 against Astley Bridge in the Lancashire Challenge Cup, that game ending in an 8–0 defeat. In the early months of 1883 the club moved to Turf Moor and remain there, only their Lancashire rivals Preston North End having occupied the same ground continuously for longer. Burnley first appeared in the FA Cup in 1885–86 but were ignominiously beaten 11–0 when eligibility restrictions meant that their reserve side had to be fielded against Darwen Old Wanderers. On 13 October 1886, Turf Moor became the first ground to be visited by a member of a (British) Royal Family. When it was decided to found the Football League for the 1888–89 season, Burnley were among the 12 founders of that competition.

    The club enjoyed its Golden days as one of the most progressive clubs around in the 1950s to the early 1970s under the reign of chairman Bob Lord. They were one of the first teams to build a training ground next to the stadium, while every other team still trained in their own stadium, and the Turf Moor club used innovative training methods. Among other things, this resulted in an excellent youth team. Nearly all members of the 1959–60 Division 1 winning team had played in the Burnley youth team. Lord also pioneered the short-lived 'Football Specials'. The Clarets were also the first to let a manager decide about the transfer policy. After the 1959–60 title winning season finished, Burnley went to the United States to participate in the inaugural international football tournament in North-America, the International Soccer League. The following season Burnley played in European competition for the first time. Burnley's biggest traditional rivals are Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers with the match between Burnley and Blackburn sometimes called The Cotton Mills Derby. Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor.


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    Samid

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    Always hate playing these turds. Hopefully they'll struggle with the 48h recovery more than us.
     

    charlenefan

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    It's an away game against a poor side... of course we'll loose
     

    Van Piorsing

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    With the recent rollercoaster clusterfook of a form, we have nothing to root from this one.

    Martial will probably stop moving and De Gea will pour grease on his gloves.
     

    peridigm

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    Only team we’ve not yet played this season. Anything can happen.
     

    RedPed

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    Will OGS be resting a load of players for the Arsenal game?
     

    FootballHQ

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    Reckon this will be rough.
    Pretty sure your record at the Turf in recent years is pretty good. It's at Old Trafford where they gave you hell.

    Won't be many goals in this, can see it being 1-1.
     

    Nou_Camp99

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    Pogba and Fred in CDM scares the bejesus out of me. Fred really started to show his worth too so this is a real setback for us and I wanted to see Pogba playing more advanced. :(

    We need to go out a get a midfielder now. Even if we get someone on loan. There's got to be a solution out there for us even if it's a short term fix.
     

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    De Gea
    AWB--Lindelof--Maguire--Young
    Fred--Matic
    James--Pogba--Rashford
    Martial

    Subs: Romero; Jones, Williams; Pereira, Mata; Lingard, Greenwood

    We could go with Fred & Pogba in the pivot and Lingard in the number 10 role but I think that will leave us defensively open. In saying that, I expect Ole to go with Lingard in the 10 role and Pogba in the pivot, then switch it for the Arsenal game.
    We're in no position to rest key players in this fixture but I think this team leaves us relatively fresh.​
     
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    Gasolin

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    De Gea
    AWB--Lindelof--Maguire--Young
    Fred--Matic
    James--Pogba--Rashford
    Martial

    Subs: Romero; Jones, Williams; Pereira, Mata; Lingard, Greenwood

    We could go with Fred & Pogba in the pivot and Lingard in the number 10 role but I think that will leave us defensively open. In saying that, I expect Ole to go with Lingard in the 10 role and Pogba in the pivot, then switch it for the Arsenal game.
    We're in no position to rest key players in this fixture but I think this team leaves us relatively fresh.​
    Play Greenwood here. James is good against teams like Arsenal, or when we're leading 2-0.
     

    Gerald G

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    He's young, he could manage?
    Yes but he's so young that his body is still developing. He's still growing and getting stronger etc - only turned 18 recently. There's no way he starts on Saturday and I'd back that decision.
     

    Paul_Scholes18

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    Hopefully a fresh Pogba can dominate this game. Us taking off both Rashford and Martial could help us too as well as having a fresh James.
    Burnleys physicality do not suit us, but they might be more tired than us.

    It feels like we have to start Lingard in this one and that doesn't feel too good.
     

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    Yes but he's so young that his body is still developing. He's still growing and getting stronger etc - only turned 18 recently. There's no way he starts on Saturday and I'd back that decision.
    Ok but then we need to see how we are going to beat that low block team of Burnley as we need players to basically play with the ball in the box. I really really hope Scott injuries are not as bad as expected but ligaments, it could be for a while... and we need him.
     

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    Perhaps the consistent thing in this rollercoaster is our shit away form. After a win the odds don't look good but I feel the young squad will start to get better soon and get some sort of run going. The talent is there to be doing better.
     

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    Away game against a mid table club we know how this goes :rolleyes:.
    Any win will do hopefully 2-1 win
     

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    We just won, away game against a lesser club, tired legs, McT injured. Expect it to be ugly imo, maybe 0-1 if we get lucky.
     

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    Would be great to see Pogba, Greenwood and Axel all start, getting the feeling it's going to take Lindelöf making two or three big errors in a game for him to be dropped
     

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    Ah yes a December fixture away at Burnley without Mctominay and with Lindelof to defend some set pieces. This one is not going to be pretty
     

    Leroy The Red

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    I actually think this game suits us to the ground. For all the perception Burnley have, they play quite open and expansive at home with the 442 and it has led to them receiving a few hidings to the better teams this season. We’ll get plenty time and space, question will be can we handle their directness and balls into the box.
     

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    Hopefully it's Fred and Matic with Pogba in front of them.
    Pogba like Pareira has no defensive awareness to man the middle with Fred.
     

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    Hopefully it's Fred and Matic with Pogba in front of them.
    Pogba like Pareira has no defensive awareness to man the middle with Fred.
    Agree with this. Pogba doesn't suit a two. In the last two games its clear he is by far our best player in the attacking third but playing him deep doesn't work.
     

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    Can see a 1-1 draw.

    Expect James to start and Greenwood benched, Wright said on MOTD Green needs introducing slowly which is bang on.

    Midfield is an issue following McT’s injury, I’d probably rather see Axel CM than Matic with Pogba as a 3rd, more advanced midfielder and replace Andreas.

    I’d be tempted to play Young at LB and drop Shaw. Rest of the team I expect to stay same.
     

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    De Gea

    AWB
    Maguire
    Tuanzebe
    Williams
    Matic
    Fred
    Pogba
    Greenwood
    Rashford
    Martial
     

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    De Gea
    Young--Lindelof--Maguire--Williams
    Fred--Matic
    James--Pogba--Rashford
    Martial

    Based on the bench, Tuanzebe seems to be still injured. I really want to play Greenwood but I think playing James probably better option since he has plenty of rest and should be on fresh leg. I'll rest both our full backs. May be playing Matic to give more option to defend set pieces.
     

    FrankDrebin

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    Seems like we play Burnley during the xmas period every year.

    Anyway,expecting another poor result because its what we do.

    Anyone know our away form this season ?
    It cant be great.
     

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    Seems like we play Burnley during the xmas period every year.

    Anyway,expecting another poor result because its what we do.

    Anyone know our away form this season ?
    It cant be great.
    We have 9 points in 9 away games this season. We're 12th in the away league table.
     
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Score Predictions

186,31,49
  • Man Utd win
  • Burnley win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 23% Burnley 1:2 Man Utd
  • 18% Burnley 0:2 Man Utd
  • 15% Burnley 1:1 Man Utd
  • 13% Burnley 1:3 Man Utd
  • 7% Burnley 0:3 Man Utd
  • 6% Burnley 2:1 Man Utd
  • 5% Burnley 0:1 Man Utd
  • 2% Burnley 2:2 Man Utd
  • 2% Burnley 1:0 Man Utd
  • 2% Burnley 2:0 Man Utd
  • 2% Burnley 2:3 Man Utd
  • 2% Burnley 0:4 Man Utd
  • 1% Burnley 0:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Burnley 0:5 Man Utd
  • 0% Burnley 2:4 Man Utd
  • 0% Burnley 3:0 Man Utd
  • 0% Burnley 1:4 Man Utd
  • 0% Burnley 3:1 Man Utd
  • 0% Burnley 5:0 Man Utd
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