After losing out to Liverpool, Manchester United are coming home where, on January 23, they will host Burnley for a match of the 24th round of the Premier League.
At the weekend the Red Devils were defeated by the current leader Liverpool (2:0). Nevertheless, the team looked decent in that match, created many interesting moments. It just turned out that Liverpool were way better. Despite that loss, Manchester with 34 points kept their 5th place in the standings. However, Wolverhampton which occupy the 6th position also have the same points.
So, the Devils obviously realize that they cannot make any tactic mistakes. It is necessary for them to create and score. Luckily, the opponent is quite suitable for that.
United will play without striker Marcus Rashford, due to a stress fracture of the back, and without midfielder Paul Pogba. The absence of these players is disappointing, but still let’s hope for a positive for Manchester outcome.
The team currently sit in the 14th position of the Premier League table with 27 points, and frankly speaking, show rather average results. The goal difference is 26:38 (scored/conceded). The statistics looks discouraging, but Burnley are not close to the relegation zone yet.
On January 19, the Clarets ended a run of four successive defeats with a home victory over Leicester City (2:1). In the FA Cup match on January 4, Burnley won over Peterborough United, which play in the League One (4:2).
As we can see, the team don’t score much and are able to concede even from a League One club.
In the upcoming match Burnley will be without striker Ashley Barnes and winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
As it was already mentioned, the Red Devils are not satisfied with their recent results. So, they don’t want to lose any more points or give them to Burnley. It is a perfect chance for Manchester to make it up to their fans for the loss.
United have everything they need for a great successful match.