Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping he can continue his Man Utd renaissance when the Red Devils host Burnley at Old Trafford. Solskjaer will become the first manager in Premier League history to win each of his first seven league games as manager if his side prevails against Burnley tomorrow evening.
United are in a rich vein of form, having won each one of the last eight games in all competitions since the Norwegian become interim manager in December. They are now pushing for the top four and are level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal and just three points behind fourth-place Chelsea. Similarly, Burnley are unbeaten in their last four league matches.
Sean Dyche will hope his team can continue to put a string of good results together to steer clear of the relegation zone. The return of goalkeeper Tom Heaton could be a catalyst to see the Clarets ascend the table. Team News Chris Smalling is closing in on a return for Manchester United after having been unavailable since early December with a foot injury. Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini remain on the sidelines.
David De Gea is expected to return to the starting lineup after having been rested against Arsenal. Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady is a doubt for Burnley after succumbing to a groin injury against Man City in midweek. Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Phil Bardsley are scheduled for late fitness tests. Latest Odds Manchester United are favourites to win the game, with odds of a United victory being found at 2/9.
Burnley are 10/1 outsiders and for the game to end in a draw, odds are priced at 11/2. Marcus Rashford has been in terrific form in front of goal. Scoring six goals in his last eight appearances, Rashford is 10/11 to score a goal at any point. For the young striker to score the first goal, odds are 15/4. Despite the improvement in United’s attacking play, there is still an argument that they are suspect defensively. With clean sheets being a particular problem, the odds for both teams to score are at 1/1.