United v Burnley: The essential information

Friday 16 April 2021 13:05

Manchester United will look to continue an impressive recent run of results when Burnley visit Old Trafford for Sunday’s Premier League clash.

The game will also represent an opportunity for the Reds to strengthen our hold on second place and cut the gap to leaders Manchester City at the top of the table.

Last time we locked horns with the Clarets this season, Paul Pogba’s second-half strike ensured it was United who took all three points back home from Turf Moor. Another victory at the weekend would be our fifth consecutive win in all competitions.

Here is all the essential information ahead of Sunday's 16:00 BST kick-off…
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HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?

Fans in the UK can watch the match live on Sky Sports, while supporters all over the world will be able to follow rolling updates from Old Trafford via ManUtd.com or our Official App, where you can track in-game data in the Match Centre. MUTV's coverage includes live radio commentary and post-match reaction.

TEAM NEWS

Marcus Rashford and Eric Bailly are doubts ahead of Sunday’s game, with the former recovering from a foot injury while the latter recently tested positive for COVID-19 but could be available for selection again. Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are also options for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the trio missed out on the midweek victory over Granada through suspension. Juan Mata and Daniel James also featured off the bench against the Spaniards and could play at Old Trafford at the weekend. Meanwhile, Anthony Martial and Phil Jones will remain absent with their respective injuries.

For Burnley, first-choice goalkeeper Nick Pope should be fit for the encounter, but striker Ashley Barnes looks like he might miss out through injury. Long-term absentees Robbie Brady and Kevin Long will be unavailable for Sean Dyche. 
FORM GUIDE

United have won the last four in all competitions after seeing off Granada in the second leg of our Europa League quarter-final on Thursday. Last time in the Premier League, the Reds came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. We’ve also won the last four league games and our three most recent matches at Old Trafford. 

Burnley have won one in their last eight and currently sit 16th in the table. The Clarets have one more point than Newcastle United and are seven clear of 18th-placed Fulham. Overall this season, Burnley have taken 33 points from 31 Premier League matches.

THE MANAGER 

Sean Dyche has been in charge at Turf Moor since October 2012 and in that time has twice guided the club to promotion, the latter following relegation back to the Championship at the end of 2014/15. In 2018, Dyche led Burnley to seventh place in the Premier League, their best finish to a top-flight season since 1974.
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OPPOSITION KEY MEN

Should he be fit, Pope is always an important figure in Burnley's side. He recently became the first stopper to keep a clean sheet in all of his first six England caps. Meanwhile, Chris Wood is the leading scorer for the Clarets with seven league goals this season, the latest coming from the spot against Southampton on 4 April.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Moss. 
Assistants: Marc Perry & Harry Lennard. 
Fourth official: Robert Jones. 
VAR: Darren England. 
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

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The lads were buzzing after we reached yet another semi-final with victory over Granada.

RIVALS WATCH

Due to the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals taking place, there are only six Premier League games this weekend, spread over four days as follows:

Friday 16 April 
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur (20:00 BST) 

Saturday 17 April 
Newcastle United v West Ham United (12:30 BST) 
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United (20:15 BST) 

Sunday 18 April 
Arsenal v Fulham (13:30 BST)
UNITED v Burnley (16:00 BST)

Monday 19 April 
Leeds United v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

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