All you need to know about Burnley v United
Get ready for Manchester United's next Premier League match, away to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, via our in-depth preview...
Is it on TV? Saturday’s game will kick-off at 15:00 GMT and will, therefore, not be broadcast live in the UK. However, subscribers to MUTV on Sky or Virgin Media, the club’s MUTV app or online at MUTV.com will be able to watch the build-up from 13:15 GMT on the Match Day show. You will also be able to listen to radio commentary of the game before watching it in full on Sunday at 18:00 GMT.
Meanwhile, Burnley are still without former Reds Tom Heaton and Robbie Brady, left-back Stephen Ward and top scorer Chris Wood through injury but Scott Arfield could return after three games out with a hamstring problem. On-loan Tottenham forward Georges-Kevin N'Koudou could be in line for his first start after making his debut as a substitute against Crystal Palace last weekend.
How are Burnley doing? After comfortably avoiding relegation in their first season back in the top flight last term, Burnley have enjoyed a remarkable campaign so far under Sean Dyche and are comfortably in the top half of the table. But despite boasting the third-best defensive record in the Premier League, the injury-hit Clarets have endured a poor run of form recently which has halted their momentum. The Lancashire side haven’t won in their last seven games since a 1-0 home victory over Stoke in mid-December, which briefly took them into the top four, and have lost all three of their matches in 2018 including a 1-0 reverse at a resurgent Crystal Palace last Saturday.
What happened last time? United were frustrated but showed powers of recovery to come from two goals down and draw 2-2 with Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing Day. Half-time substitute Jesse Lingard scored both goals, including a stoppage-time equaliser, after Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour had netted in the first half for the Clarets. The visitors' performance showed they are dangerous, despite the fact they haven't won in their last seven matches.
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Strong at the back: United are yet to concede a goal in 2018 and have kept four clean sheets in a row. Ironically, Burnley were the last team to find the net against the Reds in the Boxing Day draw. Meanwhile, Monday’s shut-out against Stoke was David De Gea’s 13th in the Premier League this season – more than any other keeper – and the Spaniard hasn’t conceded on his previous two visits to Turf Moor.
Danger man: Paul Pogba put in another top performance during the comfortable victory over Stoke. A dominant and dynamic presence in midfield, the influential Frenchman has been named the club’s Man of the Match twice already in 2018 and has been our chief creator in recent weeks. Pogba set up the first-half goals for Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial against the Potters, which took his tally of assists to nine in 13 Premier League games this season. He also has an impressive record of not being on the losing side for the Reds in 35 league games – since a defeat at Chelsea on 23 October 2016.
Who’s the referee? Mike Dean will take charge of his third United game this season after handling our 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace in September and Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat at Bristol City. He will be assisted by Simon Long and Ian Hussin, with Mike Jones appointed as the fourth official.
Rivals Watch: As always, there’s an action-packed Premier League weekend in store, spread across three days. Here’s the full fixture list…
Saturday 20 January (15:00 GMT unless stated)
Brighton v Chelsea (12:30 GMT)
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Burnley v Manchester United
Everton v West Bromwich Albion
Leicester City v Watford
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town
West Ham United v Bournemouth
Manchester City v Newcastle United (17:30 GMT)
Sunday 21 January
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur (16:00 GMT)
Monday 22 January
Swansea City v Liverpool (20:00 GMT)