Manchester United are looking for a fifth victory in a row when they welcome Burnley at Old Trafford in the Premier League Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils have strengthened their hold for second place in the Premier League and have advanced to the semi-finals of the Europa League.
The hosts sit thirty points and fifteen places clear of the visitors, a win for them would close the gap with Man City to 8 points. If Burnley secures a victory, they will be 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
Burnley have lost their last two games and are one place above the relegation zone. But the Red Devils haven’t beaten Burnley at home in 3 years and they done a league double against Burnley since 1975-76.
Solskjaer got a victory over his predecessor Jose Mourinho in their last league outing as Man Utd beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1, further solidifying their position in the top 4. Solskjaer’s side continued their promising form in the Europa League as they beat Granada 4-0 on aggregate booking themselves to face Roma in the semi-finals.
Last weekend’s victory over Spurs was the ninth time Man Utd have come back from behind this season, only Newcastle have secured more comebacks(10) in the 2001-02 campaign in the competition.
Burnley are visiting with a 7 points cushion over Fulham meaning that they are not in immediate danger just yet. They not only have a good record at Old Trafford, but they have attained triumph over Arsenal, Liverpool, and Leicester City this season.
Victory on Sunday would give Solskjaer’s side a 12 points cover from the fifth position with only 6 games remaining this season, with Liverpool and Leicester City the only teams to face from the current top 6. Dyche’s side have lost too many games this season as they did throughout the last campaign, though they are 9 points worse than the last season.