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Rangnick hopes to avoid joining Sir Alex to lose Red Devils’ final Premier League game of the year – kick-off time, latest news and talkSPORT coverage


Manchester United will be desperate to end an indifferent 2021 with a comeback victory over Burnley tonight.

The Red Devils have missed all the silverware this calendar year and sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but managed to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Man United can overtake Tottenham with victory over Burnley in their last game of 2021

Acting boss Ralf Rangnick has yet to suffer a defeat at the head of United, but his side drew 1-1 with struggling Newcastle on Monday.

Burnley, meanwhile, has not been in action since a 0-0 stalemate with West Ham on December 12 and remains in the relegation zone.

Man United vs Burnley: talkSPORT commentary

This Premier League shock will take place on Thursday, December 30.

It will be held at Old Trafford and will start at 8:15 pm.

Coverage will begin live and exclusive on talkSPORT starting at 7 p.m. with Adrian Durham as the presenter.

Comments will then come from Nigel Adderley and former England winger Trevor Sinclair.

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Rangnick hopes to avoid joining Sir Alex to lose Red Devils’ final Premier League game of the year – kick-off time, latest news and talkSPORT coverage

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Fernandes will be absent for United due to suspension

Man United vs Burnley: team news

The Red Devils will be deprived of Bruno Fernandes due to suspension, the Portuguese receiving his fifth yellow card against Newcastle.

Paul Pogba remains absent for a long time due to a thigh problem, while Victor Lindelof is also absent after having recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

As for Burnley, Ashley Barnes and Connor Roberts are unavailable for selection due to injury.

However, the prolonged absence of the visiting team allowed Maxwel Cornet to accelerate his own return and the Ivorian is pushing for a start.

Rangnick hopes to avoid joining Sir Alex to lose Red Devils’ final Premier League game of the year – kick-off time, latest news and talkSPORT coverage

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Ronaldo joined Manchester United this summer from Juventus

Man United v Burnley: match information

  • Manchester United have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League games against Burnley (W8 D4), losing 2-0 at Old Trafford in January 2020.
  • 60% of Burnley’s points in the Premier League against Manchester United came at Old Trafford (6/10 – W1 D3 L3). In Premier League history, only Cardiff (75%), West Bromwich Albion (67%) and Crystal Palace (64%) have won a greater share of their points against Man Utd away from home.
  • Man United are undefeated in their last league game in each of the past nine calendar years (W6 D3) since a 3-2 loss to Blackburn at Old Trafford in 2011.
  • Burnley lost his last league game in just one of the past eight calendar years (W4 D3), although that loss came against Manchester United in 2019 (0-2).
  • Manchester United have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 home games in the Premier League, scoring 22 goals in the process. However, that blank sheet came in their last such match at Old Trafford, a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace earlier this month.
  • Burnley has been winless in his last nine away Premier League games (4 draws, 5 losses), since winning 2-0 at Fulham in May. They had a last winless round on the road between August 2016 and April 2017 (17 games).
  • Burnley have failed to score in each of their last three Premier League games, attempting just 25 shots (8.3 per game) in those encounters, with just three of them on target (1 per game). The Clarets have played four league games without scoring in November 2020.
  • Man United’s Anthony Martial has been directly involved in four goals in five Premier League games against Burnley (3 goals, 1 assist), although all of those goals came at Turf Moor.
  • Burnley forward Jay Rodriguez has scored in his last two Premier League starts against Manchester United at Old Trafford, picking up wins on floor for West Bromwich Albion in April 2018 and Burnley in January 2020.
  • Bruno Fernandes has neither scored nor assisted a goal in any of his Premier League games against Burnley, making the Clarets one of three teams he has faced more than once without registering a single goal in the competition (also Crystal Palace, 4 and Sheffield United, 3).




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