No surprises in the Burnley team. They will be even more excited looking at the United side. I suspect McNeil will be happier to face Young than Wan Bissaka.
January transfer plans …
No Pogba, so they have dusted off Matic for the game. His last league appearance came in September.
Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, Hendrick, Westwood, McNeil, Barnes, Wood
Subs: Hart, Lowton, Gudmundsson, Drinkwater, Brady, Rodriguez, Long
Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Matic, Pereira, James, Martial, Rashford
Subs: Romero, Jones, Mata, Lingard, Shaw, Greenwood, Wan-Bissaka.
Sean Dyche’s Burnley sit happily in mid-table and are not even looking over their shoulder, so will be very content with life. The squad and style are pretty much set and they will certainly make life difficult for a Manchester United team on a high after thrashing Newcastle.
Scott McTominay will be missing for United having knacked his knee on Boxing Day and it will be interesting to see how much the team misses him, especially up against a side as well-drilled as Burnley.
The Clarets will be ready to rough up United’s back four, even resting Ashley Barnes for the Everton defeat in order to ensure he would be raring to go against Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. The lack of McTominay should have meant a Premier League start for Paul Pogba after a couple of promising cameos in the last two games and he is someone United need if they are to challenge for the top four but he is absent again, it would seem.
Burnley’s back four impressed against Everton until the killer blow from Dominic Calvert-Lewin so will be looking to go one better against Rashford and Martial.
Anyway, it should be a cracker at Turf Moor.
Kick-off: 7.45pm (GMT)