Manchester United vs Burnley: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Wednesday’s Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

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Sean Dyche's relegation stricken Clarets travel to Old Trafford this Wednesday on the back of a dejecting weekend result, where they threw away a two-goal lead at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Burnley have failed to win at Old Trafford in any competition since 1962 and have only won two of their 30 Premier League away games with one clean sheet – statistics that will need to change if the club intend to survive.

The Red Devils come into the game on the back of a point gained in stoppage time at West Ham this weekend. The result was Manchester United’s fourth away draw in six and saw them remain one place behind Southampton in third, who grabbed a late win at QPR.

One consistent performer for Burnley this season has been Danny Ings who has scored eight goals in the Premier League – equalling Wayne Rooney’s current contribution. The striker also has four assists to his name and is crucial to Burnley going forward over the next few months.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have won six of their last seven Premier League games at Old Trafford this season and Louis Van Gaal will be expecting victory so as to put his team back the top-four.

KICK-OFF: Wednesday 7.45pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Burnley 0 Manchester United 0, Premier League, August 2014

Manchester United 3 (Berbatov, Rooney, Diouf) Burnley 0, Premier League, January 2010

Burnley 1 (Blake) Manchester United 0, Premier League, August 2009   

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Danny Ings makes it 2-0 to Burnley

 

STATS…

Manchester United have conceded just once in their last seven matches in all competitions against Burnley.

Burnley have only beaten Manchester United once in their last 20 meetings.

Danny Ings has scored in four of his last five Premier League games for Burnley, while Wayne Rooney has not had a shot on target in the Premier League in 2015.

The Red Devils have lost just once in their last 11 Premier League games at Old Trafford.

ODDS…

Manchester United to win: 1.3

Burnley to win: 11

Draw: 6

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10:45pm

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