Manchester United roster set to start against Burnley
Manchester United can climb to the top of the Premier League table for the first time since September 2017 with a win over Burnley on Tuesday.
Despite a slow start to the season, the Red Devils have rebounded and returned to form over the past two months, and are now tied on points with Liverpool but with a game underway against their rivals from the North West.
This on-going game has also arrived at the most intriguing time possible. Avoiding defeat at Turf Moor will put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side atop the table ahead of a visit to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday. And while Solskjaer was keen to point out that the titles aren’t won in January, you can’t blame United fans for getting just one a little dizzy.
It’s a huge week for the Red Devils. This is the team they could field against Burnley.
David de Gea (GK) – Dean Henderson retained his first clean sheet at Old Trafford against Watford, but De Gea remains the first choice and will be called up in the XI.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) – Wan-Bissaka was rested against Watford, but will be back on the sidelines for a busy week of football.
Victor Lindelof (CB) – Solskjaer confirmed Lindelof completed a full training session, while Eric Bailly did not follow a collision on the weekend, so expect the former to start.
Harry Maguire (CB) – Despite being on a reservation away from suspension, Maguire will start for United.
Alex Telles (LB) – The Brazilian offers a precise crossing and a solid offensive exit from depth and was perfect competition for Luke Shaw.
Nemanja Matic (DM) – Matic’s role at United is, of course, less and less with each passing week. That said, his physicality and size will come in handy against a rugged side of Burnley.
Scott McTominay (DM) – He pocketed the winner against Watford and was comfortable asserting his authority in midfield. McTominay is a secure pair of hands and provides box-to-box energy.
Bruno Fernandes (AM) – Rested against Watford, Fernandes comes back to the side for a huge week in the title race. No pressure, Bruno.
Marcus Rashford (RW) – Rashford’s flair could be the key to unlocking a stubborn defense of large areas, if he could find pockets of space.
Edinson Cavani (ST) – Cavani is fresh and ready to return after his suspension ends. A veteran striker in games against a tough defense could make the difference.
Anthony Martial (LW) – Martial has played three league games against Burnley at Turf Moor and has been getting in shape lately. Perfect time.