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MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 BURNLEY | WOOD [38]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made two changes as Manchester United welcomed Burnley to Old Trafford.

Victor Lindelof missed out through illness and was replaced by Phil Jones, while Juan Mata came in for Luke Shaw.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche made one alteration at Old Trafford, where Matt Lowton replaced Phil Bardsley.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Matic, James, Pereira, Mata, Martial

Burnley XI: Pope, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Lowton, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Hendrick, Wood, Rodriguez

  • Chris Wood gives Burnley the lead, slamming home from close range

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

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MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 BURNLEY

HT: Manchester United survive a late Burnley corner to keep the score at 1-0. Boos ring around Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer marches back towards the tunnel, Sean Dyche is slightly ahead of him with a spring in his step.

45: Two minutes of added time. Brandon Williams shoves Jay Rodriguez in frustration and concedes the free-kick, that Burnley will send the giants up to attack.

43: In all seriousness, Thomas is right. Manchester United have shown very little invention in front of goal and have been limited to speculative drives from distance. Burnley will take that all day long.

40: “Another Manchester United performance with no energy, passion or creativity. Approaching half an hour and so little quality on show this match looks like a testimonial. Pathetic!” says Thomas on Twitter. Would it make you feel better if I told you that Norwich have equalised against Tottenham? No? Ok I tried.

MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 BURNLEY | WOOD

38: GOAL! Burnley silence an already quiet Old Trafford with a goal straight from the Sean Dyche textbook.

A free-kick is swung in to Ben Mee, who rises highest and knocks the ball down for Chris Wood. The big Australian evades the challenge from Harry Maguire to thump it home on the half-volley.

38: Miss! How’s he missed it!? Juan Mata sweetly plays in Anthony Martial one-on-one with Nick Pope. The Frenchman takes an absolute eternity to pull the trigger and that allows Charlie Taylor to swoop in with a sliding challenge. Too casual, then again, he’s always been like that and it’s infuriating.

35: Good chance for the hosts, and guess who created it? Wan-Bissaka strides past Dwight McNeil and tees up a floated delivery for Daniel James. He wins the header but there’s no venom on it and Pope tips it wide.

33: Danger! Time to shine, Dwight. The former Manchester United academy talent McNeil is stood over a free-kick around 20-yards from goal. He steps up… ah… yeah that didn’t go well. High, wide and basically terrible.

30: That’s GOT to be stuck away. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the main outlet tonight and the full-back is involved in creating another golden opportunity. He crosses in for Juan Mata, who manages to allow the ball to hit his standing leg and Burnley clear.

27: Close! Chris Wood heads the ball just wide of the post from a free-kick. And just as that’s happening- West Ham are awarded one of the softest penalties you’ll see all season. Mark Noble stuck it away to reduce the deficit. It’s 2-1 Leicester.

24: A very familiar pattern is developing here. Groundhog Day style. Burnley get bodes behind the ball, Manchester United are allowed to reach the edge of the 18-yard box and a speculative effort is gathered by Nick Pope. Rinse and repeat.

21: Just sitting here. Waiting. Hopeing this match will burst into life. I’m not hopeful.

18: Close! Another nice passage for Manchester United with the ball worked wide to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who cuts the ball back for a static Anthony Martial to prod wide on the stretch. More anticipation required from the Frenchman.

15: No chances for either side but Manchester United are moving the ball nice and quickly. Plenty of pass and move but nothing much to unlock that stubborn Burnley defence.

13: Are Manchester United fans concerned by the growing number of empty seats at Old Trafford? I knew this is a midweek fixture but you always expect a full house. Tons of unsold tickets for the Wolves FA Cup replay last week too.

10: Daniel James wins the corner for Manchester United with a powerful run down the left to collect a Brandon Williams pass. The set-piece is inexplicably played short and Nick Pope gathers with ease. Few things irritate me more than short corners.

8: Anthony Martial is attempting to shake off the injury. He’s a brave little soldier. Anyway, I have a couple of half-time scores for you. Leicester are winning 2-0 against West Ham thanks to goals from Harvey Barnes and Ricardo Pereira. Dele Alli has Tottenham out in front against Norwich. That’s 1-0.

5: I’ve managed to make it five minutes without mentioning Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United. Another nine days to get that one over the line. I only mention it because Anthony Martial has gone down under a forceful challenge from James Tarkowski.

3: Burnley in a soft, pale blue strip this evening. Less intimidating than the traditional claret. Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira darts upfield and pings it back for Fred to hammer over from 20-yards out.

MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 BURNLEY

1: And we’re underway at a misty Old Trafford folks. Sean Dyche walks over to shake Mike Phelan’s hand with the pair looking like two bouncers starting their shift.

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Motivation

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “We have to use Sunday’s defeat as motivation. We don’t like to lose games, we like to bounce back quickly. We’ve done well here in the last few games and hopefully we can continue that run.

“You want a performance, we need a performance. They are always going to going to put you under pressure with the physicality, we need to start quick, hopefully with an early goal. They are one of the strongest teams on set-pieces so we hopefully need to play in their half.”

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Team news

Right, what has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done this evening? It looks like he’s made two changes from their 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.

Phil Jones replaces the ill Victor Lindelof while Juan Mata comes in for Luke Shaw. That sees Manchester United return to a traditional four at the back.

Sean Dyche makes once change from the side who won their first Premier League game in five matches on Sunday against Leicester.

Matthew Lowton replaces Phil Bardsley at right-back.

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

The line ups

Headline news is that man, myth, legend Phil Jones returns to the starting XI in the absence of Victor Lindelof, who is sick. Man Greenwood and Luke Shaw start on the bench.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Matic, James, Pereira, Mata, Martial.

Subs: Romero, Bailly, Lingard, Dalot, Shaw, Greenwood, Gomes.

Burnley XI: Pope, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Lowton, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Hendrick, Wood, Rodriguez.

Subs: Hart, Brady, Pieters, Lennon, Vydra, Long, Goodridge.

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Elsewhere…

Two other fixtures on the menu this evening with David Moyes taking his West Ham side to he King Power Stadium for a difficult clash with Leicester.

The Hammers are on the same number of points as 19th-placed Watford – so points are essential.

Tottenham are also hosting relegation-threatened Norwich in north London. Spurs haven’t scored a Premier League goal in open play in their last six hours and 18 minutes of football. Should be a belter…

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Evening…

Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs Burnley from Old Trafford.

How’s everyone feeling today? Yep, Wednesday is dragging for me too.

The one intriguing incident is Ibiza are currently leading Barcelona in their Copa del Rey clash. Yes, THAT Barcelona.

Imagine the scenes if they pull that off. Jägerbomb’s for 5,000 people please…

Anyway, back in a freezing England Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could move to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea having won just nine games all year.

This season is officially bonkers.

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates

Man Utd vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League score, team news, line ups and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

MANCHESTER UNITED vs BURNLEY

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he should have an unchanged squad available to select from after his players came through Sunday’s clash with Liverpool unscathed.

The Red Devils suffered a dispiriting 2-0 defeat at Anfield but will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome Burnley to Old Trafford.

And Solskjaer confirmed that United have no new injury concerns for the midweek clash, although Victor Lindelof was seen leaving Carrington after just 15 minutes on Tuesday amid reports the Swede is ill.

Marcus Rashford also remains sidelined with the England international set for an extended spell on the treatment table after a double back stress fracture, while Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are also out.

Burnley have no new injury concerns for the trip to Old Trafford with Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Ashley Barnes sidelined.





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