Manchester United will hope to cut the gap on Manchester City at the top of the table, as they host Burnely on Sunday.
Manchester United have an opportunity to reduce Manchester City’s lead at the top of the table to just eight points, as the Red Devils host Burnley, at Old Trafford on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking at nothing less than three points against Sean Dyche’s men, who are currently involved in the relegation battle.
The Red Devils have been in good form off-late, as they managed to win four consecutive games since the international break. They booked a spot in the semifinals of the Europa League after they dispatched Granada over the course of two legs. Anthony Martial has been sidelined for the rest of the season due to injury, whereas, a late call will be made on Marcus Rashford‘s participation on Sunday.
Dean Henderson has become United’s first choice goal-keeper in Premier League and is expected to start ahead of David de Gea. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof will resume their partnership at the centre-back position. The duo have been putting in some great shifts at the back and will hope to carry on with their fine performances.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka will continue to operate at the right-back position, whereas, Luke Shaw will replace Alex Telles at left-back. Shaw has been a mainstay in United’s defence this season and has started performing on a consistent basis.
Scott McTominay was on the bench over the weekend and is expected to come back into the starting lineup. He will replace Nemanja Matic and will operate as the centre-defensive midfielder. Paul Pogba will start alongside the Welsh midfielder, but he will have more opportunities to explore himself further up the field.
Mason Greenwood is another player who has been impressive in the past month. The English forward was on the scoresheet against Tottenham Hotspur, scoring in the 96th minute, after coming on from the bench.
Marcus Rashford is dealing with a foot injury that throws his participation in major doubt. However, the 23-year old was rested against Granada, and the United boss will be eager to start him on Sunday. Rashford will start on the left side of the attack and will get himself into goal-scoring positions.
Bruno Fernandes has been an indispensable part of United’s squad this season, contributing to 44% of the team’s goals this season. The Portuguese maestro has 24 goals and 14 assists to his name already. The 26-year old will start as the attacking midfielder and will operate behind the striker. He has a tendency of getting himself into attacking positions and does not shy away from taking his chances from outside the box.
Edinson Cavani has scored in consecutive games for the Red Devils. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker opened the scoring against Granada in the midweek and scored a precious second goal against Spurs. The 34-year old is expected to hold his place in the starting lineup and continue his impressive form in front of goal.