Manchester United are a win away against Burnley on Tuesday from topping the Premier League.
Sean Dyche’s Burnley are currently 16th but have three wins from their last four outings and should be no push overs at Turf Moor.
For United fans, their progress since mid-October has been nothing short of miraculous. The Reds have won eight of their last ten and have made winning on the road something of a foregone conclusion. It was only a last gasp Jamie Vardy goal that allowed Leicester to deny United an 11th straight away win in their last game of 2020.
Burnley are sweating on an ankle knock which has kept England goalkeeper Nick Pope sidelined.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw will sit out this fixture in order to be ready for the weekend’s clash against Liverpool, the side they will topple with a victory tonight.
The Norwegian manager has played down the implications of a win over Burnley as it comes early in the season.
“We’re not even halfway through the season, and every game in the Premier League is a challenge – they are tests,” he said.
“Every game is a different test. Watford – they gave us a test. Burnley is one test. Liverpool is another. Then you go to Fulham which is a different test again. No one will remember how the league table looked like on 12 January 2021.”
Last season, Solskjaer oversaw a 2-0 win but faced the opposite scoreline when Burnley left with all three points at Old Trafford in January last year.
Suggested bet: Under 9.5 corners, Phil Bardsley to be carded and Manchester United to win at 7.6