The Premier League returns to the fold with another round of matches this weekend, with Burnley vs Man United in an important clash at Turf Moor on Saturday.
The mood is grey at Old Trafford following a 4-3 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday, having also started poorly in the Premier League with three defeats from their first five fixtures.
While they are above Chelsea on the Premier League table, the Red Devils have left much to be desired. And they are currently on a three-match losing run, with Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Bayern Munich handing them damning defeats.
Burnley entered the 2023/24 season with hopes of avoiding an immediate drop to the EFL Championship after coasting to the title win last term. But the Clarets have struggled to make their mark thus far, managing only one point in four games thus far. That said, they have had tough fixtures to kick-start the campaign, with matches against Manchester City, Aston Villa, and Tottenham signaling a trial by fire.
Lyle Foster's red card in the draw with Nottingham Forest means he will be absent for the visit of Man Utd, while manager Vincent Kompany will also be without Michael Obafemi, Hjalmar Ekdal and Darko Churlinov.
Jordan Beyer is expected to make his return to the team but Vitinho's fitness will be assessed beforehand.
11 Man Utd players missed the trip to Munich on Wednesday but no players sustained any new blows. There's also a chance for some returnees at Turf Moor, with Raphael Varane and Mason Mount both back in training.
Sofyan Amrabat and Kobbie Mainoo took part in individual sessions away from the rest of the squad, but Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia and Amad Diallo all have significant injuries while Harry Maguire may also not recover from his muscle issue.
Wingers Antony and Jadon Sancho remain unavailable due to off-field issues.
Manchester United have a good historical record against Burnley and have won 66 out of the 135 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Burnley's 45 victories.
Burnley have won only one of their last 15 matches against Manchester United in the Premier League, with their only victory during this period coming by a 2-0 margin away from home in 2020.
After a 1-0 defeat at Turf Moor in the Premier League in 2009, Manchester United are unbeaten in their last seven games away from home against Burnley in the competition.
Burnley have scored only two of their 11 Premier League goals against Manchester United at Turf Moor – the lowest percentage of goals scored by a team against an opponent at home in the competition.
Burnley predicted lineup vs Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Trafford; Roberts, Al-Dakhil, O'Shea, Taylor; Cullen, Brownhill; Zaroury, Ramsey, Koleosho; Amdouni
Manchester United predicted lineup vs Burnley (4-2-3-1): Onana; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Reguilon; Casemiro, McTominay; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund
Onana; Roberts, Al-Dakhil,Varane, Martinez, Casemiro, Fernandes, Zaroury, Rashford; Hojlund, Amdouni