How to watch clash as United eye top spot in Premier League


Manchester United can go top of the Premier League table tonight when they take on relegation-threatened Burnley at Turf Moor.

United, who beat Aston Villa 2-1 in their last league outing, will leapfrog leaders Liverpool with a point this evening.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United take on Bunrley tonight as they look to go top of the Premier League table

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United take on Bunrley tonight as they look to go top of the Premier League table

It would be the first time United have claimed top spot of the table in January since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.

Burnley, meanwhile, have found some form recently and beat Sheffield United in their last league match.

Burnley v Man United: How to watch

This match will be held at Turf Moor on Tuesday, January 12 and will kick-off at 8:15pm.

It is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football from 8pm and follows their coverage of Sheffield United v Newcastle.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.

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Burnley v Man United: Team news

Burnley are set to welcome back a number of players for the visit of United.

The Clarets were without four players – believed to be Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Jimmy Dunne and Bailey Peacock-Farrell – for their FA Cup tie against MK Dons due to COVID-19 but all should be available.

Nick Pope was rested as a precaution after rolling his ankle but is fit while Charlie Taylor, Dwight McNeil and Jay Rodriguez are all touch and go.

United have cleared Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof for the trip to Turf Moor while Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly may also be involved.

Shaw and Lindelof missed Saturday’s FA Cup win against Watford through unspecified injuries as did Pogba. 

Bailly went off midway through that match after being hit on the back of the head by team-mate Dean Henderson.

Edinson Cavani will return from a three-match ban but Phil Jones again misses out through injury.

Burnley v Man United: What has been said?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his United are only focused on the long game rather than the prospect of going top of the table in January for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

He said: “We need to get points against Burnley before anyone can say you’re top of the table but that’s a position that we have put ourselves in.

“So I would like to think that we go into this game not thinking about where we’ll end up tomorrow night in the table but where we can end up in the table in May. That’s what matters.

“You accumulate the points throughout the season so if at one point you think ‘ah, we’ve made it now, we’ve cracked it and you relax’ that’s when it’s going to hit you back.

“So we’re very focused, we’ve got some good characters in the team. The dressing room is louder, it’s more vocal.”

Burnley beat Sheffield United in their last Prmeier League match

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Burnley beat Sheffield United in their last Prmeier League match

Burnley v Man United: Match stats and facts

  • Burnley won 2-0 at Old Trafford in their last Premier League meeting with Man Utd – they’ve not won consecutive league games against the Red Devils since September 1968.
  • Having lost their first Premier League away game against Burnley 0-1 in August 2009, Man Utd have avoided defeat in each of their last five visits to Turf Moor (W4 D1), keeping a clean sheet each time.
  • Burnley have scored just one goal in their six Premier League home games against Manchester United, compared to seven in six away games versus the Red Devils in the competition.
  • Burnley have won their first league game in just one of the last six calendar years (D2 L3), with that victory coming at Huddersfield in 2019.
  • Manchester United are the only side still unbeaten away from home in the Premier League this season, winning six of their seven games so far (D1). In total, the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 14 league games on the road, their longest run since March 2010-January 2011 (16 games).
  • Following victories against Wolves and Sheffield United, Burnley will have the opportunity to record three consecutive Premier League wins at Turf Moor for the first time since January 2017 (a run of five).
  • Manchester United are averaging three goals per away game in the Premier League this season (21 in seven games) – in the competition’s history, the highest goals per game average away from home across a Premier League season is 2.5, by Liverpool in 2013-14.
  • Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has scored in all three of his Premier League games against Burnley at Turf Moor, with each strike being the first and ultimately winning goal of the game.
  • Burnley’s Chris Wood is the only player to have scored more than once for the Clarets in the Premier League this season (3) – in games at Turf Moor, the striker has netted 40% of their goals in the competition this term (2/5).
  • Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has scored six goals in seven away games in the Premier League this season, while he’s never previously netted more than six away from home in a single campaign in the competition.

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