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MANCHESTER UNITED face Burnley tonight with the Red Devils looking to go top of the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will overtake Liverpool into first place if they pick up a point, but will be fought all the way by Sean Dyche's battling Clarets.
- Start time: 8.15pm GMT
- TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Main Event/NOW TV
- Burnley XI: To follow
- Man Utd XI: To follow
Follow all the action with our live blog below…
- Sam Dymond
It was a momentous occasion the last time these two met with Burnley racking up their first ever Premier League win at Old Trafford.
Chris Wood opened the scoring back in January before turning creator to set up Jay Rodriguez in the second half to seal a famous 2-0 win.
In fact, it was the third season in a row in which the Clarets had gone two goals up at Manchester United, but – following a pair of 2-2 draws – they finally held on to their lead to land all three points.
In front of 73,198 supporters, the home side were booed off at both half-time and full time in a game that left them languishing in fifth place.
Less than a month earlier, United had registered a 2-0 victory of their own in the reverse fixture. On what was their last trip to Turf Moor, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford bagged goals in the final minute of each half.
- Sam Dymond
GOOD EVENING FROM TURF MOOR
Welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester United.
The stakes are high in this all-Lancashire affair with one club still battling it out at the bottom, and the other harbouring unexpected title hopes.
It’s the Clarets’ first league game of this new year, and they’ll be hoping to start 2021 in the same manner that they ended 2020.
After an awful opening to the season in which they found themselves bottom after losing five of the first, Sean Dyche’s men are now on a run of three wins in five.
And in climbing the table, they are slowly rebuilding their fortress at Turf Moor. Unbeaten in four at home, another success this evening will move them a comfortable eight points clear of the dropzone.
However, Charlie Taylor, Kevin Long, Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeill are all doubts which may again leave the Burnley boss turning to youngsters in order to boost one of the smallest squads in the division.
Anything other than a home win, and Manchester United will lead the Premier League after as many as 17 games for the first time since 2012.
Their credentials away from home are good too. Despite drawing at Leicester on Boxing Day, United are the only side unbeaten on the road in the top-flight.
The Red Devils have injury concerns of their own to contend with, especially after Eric Bailly bowed out at the weekend with a neck problem; the defender has since joined Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba in the treatment room.
But Edinson Cavani is back from his ban should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wish to mix things up tonight ahead of a crunch game with champions Liverpool at the weekend.
The two teams will be confirmed shortly before the action begins at 8.15pm.
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