How to follow Burnley v United

Wednesday 20 September 2023 16:38

Manchester United travel to Burnley on Saturday evening, looking for our first away victory in the Premier League this season.

Erik ten Hag's side will be aiming to return to winning ways following our 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich in our Champions League opener on Wednesday.

The Reds possess a strong record when playing at Turf Moor during the Premier League era, with five victories, two draws and one loss in eight visits. 

Burnley will be the first of the newly promoted sides that United have faced this season, find out everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's clash...

Why United are kicking off on Saturday night


There will be a couple of firsts for Erik ten Hag's men at Burnley this weekend.


The contest kicks off at 20:00 BST and will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 1 in the UK, while you will also be able to follow the action as it unfolds in the United App, on and MUTV.

Our essential matchday viewing starts with the pre-match show at 18:55 BST, with team news dropping five minutes later. Live radio commentary of the game will also be available.


Short match highlights will be available on our official platforms exactly two hours after the final whistle, with 90 in 20 and full 90 set to be published on Sunday. 


Raphael Varane and Mason Mount returned to first-team training this week. Erik ten Hag may provide further updates on the pair's availability for the trip to Turf Moor in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, as well as Harry Maguire who missed the Bayern game due to injury.

Midfielders Sofyan Amrabat and Kobbie Mainoo have taken part in individual training away from the main group, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia remain sidelined. Antony and Jadon Sancho are unavailable. 

For Burnley, Lyle Foster will serve the first match of his three-game suspension following his red card against Nottingham Forest on Monday evening. Jay Rodriguez could be one of the options to replace the South African striker.

Michael Obafemi, Darko Churlinov and Hjalmar Ekdal are longer-term absentees. 

Raphael Varane training at Carrington earlier this week.


Burnley have experienced a difficult start to the season and currently find themselves in the relegation zone. Kompany's men tasted defeat in the first three games against Manchester City, Aston Villa and Tottenham, all at Turf Moor. They did however pick up their first point with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.

The Clarets represent a totally different challenge to the side that was last in the Premier League in 2021/22, with Kompany adopting a new style, placing greater emphasis on playing out from the back. 


Winger Luca Koleosho will be looking to build on his impressive display against Forest - the 19-year-old played a pivotal role in Zeki Amdouni's opening goal at the City Ground. 

Standing at 6ft 5in tall, midfielder Sander Berge could provide an aerial threat from set-pieces. The Norway international joined Kompany's side from Sheffield United in the summer. 

The previously mentioned Amdouni could carry Burnley's biggest attacking threat in the absence of the suspended Taylor.

Burnley were crowned league champions on the way to promotion to the Premier League in 2022/23.


United defeated the Clarets on the way to winning the Carabao Cup last season, with a 2-0 home victory in the fourth round of the competition. Christian Eriksen netted his first at Old Trafford, while Marcus Rashford completed the scoring with a fine solo effort.

We last faced Burnley in the Premier League during the 2021/22 campaign - winning 3-1 at the Theatre of Dreams and drawing 1-1 at Turf Moor.

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The first north London derby of the season takes place on Sunday between Arsenal and Tottenham, both sides are unbeaten in the top flight so far in 2022/23.

Saturday 23 September

Crystal Palace v Fulham
Luton v Wolves
Man City v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Everton (17:30)
Burnley v United (20:00)

Sunday 24 September 

Arsenal v Tottenham (14:00)
Brighton v Bournemouth (14:00)
Chelsea v Aston Villa (14:00)
Liverpool v West Ham (14:00)
Sheffield United v Newcastle (16:30)

Kick-offs 15:00 BST unless stated.


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