The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date: Thursday, 30 December 2021
Kickoff Time: 2015 Hrs GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
League standings and form guide
7. Manchester United: DWWWD
18. Burnley: DDDLD
Previous League Meetings
Manchester United 3—1 Burnley
Burnley 0—1 Manchester United
Manchester United 0—2 Burnley
Burnley 0—2 Manchester United
Manchester United 2—2 Burnley
All-Time League Record
Manchester United wins: 55
Burnley wins: 41
Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelöf ruled out. Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial doubtful.
Ashley Barnes and Dale Stephens ruled out. Maxwel Cornet 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.
Phil Bardsley (1993—2008)