This Saturday, Manchester United will play Burnley at Turf Moor in the hope of turning things around following their third straight loss in recent matches.
- So far this season, Burnley has conceded the most goals (12)
- This season, Burnley has yet to win a match
- This season, Manchester United has not kept a clean sheet
There are a few challenges Manchester United are undergoing right now. They have lost three games in a row, but now they face Burnley, who are struggling to keep up with the league's pace. With a win, Manchester United can start their road to redemption, and Manchester United fans will think this game has come at the right time.
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The match against Burnley probably came at the right time for Manchester United at the moment, when they are going through a difficult period. United will want to start their season fresh again after losing to strong sides such as Arsenal, Brighton, and Bayern Munich in the last three games.
Despite the fact that Mount and Varane have returned to training, injuries are still a big concern for them. It is unacceptable for a team of United's stature that they conceded 9 goals in three games. Good news for them is that Hojlund has looked good recently and can solve their striker problem for the long term.
Having completed a record season in the Championship, Burnley arrived in the Premier League this season. While they crossed the 100 point mark and made a strong statement, the Premier League has not been kind to them so far. Their team has not won a game in four games and conceded the most goals.
In the summer, they signed Ramsey, Delcroix, Berge, Larsen and many others, but these signings have not yet been able to be combined with Vincent Kompany's tactical leadership. Although Burnley have shown some spark, their defense hasn't clicked, and against Manchester United, the pressure will be even greater.
In the last 15 head-to-head meetings, Manchester United has won 9 games, while Burnley has won one.
Both Varane and Mount returned to training this week, giving United a boost in the injury table. As well as them, there are still 6 injuries in the camp in the form of Maguire, Shaw, Mainoo, Malacia, Wan-Bissaka, and Amrabat, who has begun personal training but hasn't reached full fitness yet. Besides injuries, Antony and Sancho are still unable to be selected.
There are four injury concerns in Burnley's camp. Churlinov is suffering from illness and is likely to miss this game. Ekdal has a muscle injury, Obafemi has a hamstring injury and Vitinho has a knock.
Manchester United's Rasmus Hojlund scored his first goal in the last game. A big price tag has been attached to the Danish striker, but so far, he seems to be delivering on his promise. In spite of the fact that he has only scored one goal, his linkup and attacking instinct have been excellent.
The midfielder Josh Brownhill has been a big player for Burnley this season. After arriving in the Premier League in 2019, Brownhill struggled to get his feet. This season, he has looked in complete control of his game and is again going to be a key asset for Burnley against Manchester United.
At the moment, Manchester United and Burnley are both going through a tough patch and need a win. Though Manchester United are stronger on paper and would fancy themselves to win against 19th placed Burnley, United are plagued with injuries and have many internal tussles that create tension within the club. There are high expectations for this game.