burnley vs manchester united
KICK OFF: SUNDAY 2nd sept 2018 | 17: 00 CET
premier league wk4 | turf moor
Does United have the creativity to Break down Burnley?
The hosts lost 1 - 0 to United in this ground last season, but the Clarets haven’t suffered successive defeats to United since promotion in 2014, and that should give them some confidence going into this match.
Burnley succumbed to a 3 - 1 defeat to Watford in their last home game and I’d like to think that they were exhausted from a Europa League game that week. Burnley still has to get through two European games plus a trip to Fulham before this match. Regardless, Sean Dyche’s men are hard to unlock especially for sides lacking creativity up front, such as Man United.
United were well beaten 3 - 2 by Brighton and the lack of harmony in the team was evident. The Red Devils lacked the quality to break down an organised Brighton while sloppiness at the back led to two quick goals in the first half. Pogba is yet to hit top form after a tiresome World Cup, yet he’s the one called upon to lead this side. Jose Mourinho must rethink his strategy if United are to be victorious at Burnley.
Burnley can force a stalemate in this one if they are at their defensive best. Both sides are similar in their play so we should not expect an abundance of goals at Turf Moor.
Key Match Facts
- Burnley is winless in seven consecutive Premier League games (D3, L4).
- Manchester United have scored just two goals from open play in this new season.