Ole Gunnar Solskjær has already made history, with his record as new Manchester United boss currently standing at eight straight wins (in all competitions). A ninth here looks likely on paper, with the ‘Red Devils’ scoring two goals or more in their last six home games leading into this one.
After averaging just 1.33 goals per game in their first six home league matches, goals have now started flowing for Solskjær’s men, who can boast an average of 3.0 across their last five. Defensively, things have also improved, with just one goal conceded in United’s last three Premier League (PL) matches. However United can hardly be labelled watertight, as ten of their last 13 competitive games featured both teams scoring.
Meanwhile the last time Burnley beat United was back in August 2009, with the ‘Clarets’ finding the back of the net in just two of the eight H2Hs since (D3, L5). They have, however, climbed out of the relegation zone with some recent strong results in the league (W3, D1, L1).
However their tally of 43 goals conceded stands as the PL’s third-worst ahead of this round, and Burnley have conceded three goals or more in nine league matches this season – this has been the case in four of their six matches so far against the current top six.
Players to watch: Marcus Rashford has scored in five of the six league matches played since United’s managerial change, while Ashley Barnes has two goals from Burnley’s last three PL away games.
Stat attack: There’s been at least three match goals in 78% of Manchester United’s PL fixtures this season – a league high.
Burnley’s last six league games have averaged 5.0 yellow cards (total).
United have opened the scoring in their last eight matches (in all competitions) – they were also leading at half-time in seven of those games.
LIVE STREAMING HERE , MANCHESTER UNITED VS BURNLEY 30.1.2019
Will not play
Referee: Moss J. (Eng),
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester)