Confirmed: United team to face Burnley
Manchester United manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer has announced wholesale changes to his starting XI to face Burnley as the Reds look to go top of the Premier League.
Only defender Eric Bailly retains his place from Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup third-round win over Watford, as the boss makes 10 alterations for the encounter at Turf Moor.
The Ivorian had been a doubt for the game after injuring his neck against the Hornets, but has been given the nod and will start alongside Harry Maguire in the centre of defence.
Ole has shown plenty of attacking intent with his selection as Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani are all involved - the latter is available for the first time since the win over Wolves on 29 December, having completed his three-game domestic ban.
Ole explains his XI v BurnleyVideo
Both Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba return to the team having recovered from knocks, while completing the back four is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was rested for Saturday’s cup tie.
David De Gea is recalled in goal, with Nemanja Matic joining Pogba in the centre of the park.
United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Rashford, Fernandes, Martial; Cavani.
Substitutes: Henderson, Telles, Tuanzebe, Fred, van de Beek, McTominay, Mata, James, Greenwood.
The hosts look set to line up with a 4-4-2 formation, which will be led by the duo of Chris Wood and a man seeking his 100th senior goal, Ashley Barnes.
Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, Brady; Wood, Barnes.
Substitutes: Norris, Long, Cork, McNeil, Bardsley, Rodriguez, Stephens, Vydra, Benson.