BURNLEY return to Premier League action with a trip to Manchester United on Thursday night (KO 8:15pm).

Sean Dyche’s men haven’t played since mid-December, with their last three matches called off due to Covid cases in the opposition squad.

Team news

Maxwel Cornet is rated “touch and go” after a spell out with a thigh injury, while Dale Stephens is back in training.

Connor Roberts is making progress as he continues his recovery from a non-Covid related illness, while Ashley Barnes is also getting closer to a return.

As for the hosts, Bruno Fernandes misses out through suspension after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season against Newcastle on Monday night.

Victor Lindelof (Covid) and Paul Pogba (thigh) miss out again, while Anthony Martial is unlikely to be included as uncertainty continues over his Old Trafford future.

Opposition lowdown

United sit seventh in the Premier League table, having taken 28 points from their opening 17 matches.

The Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw at Newcastle in their last outing, with Edinson Cavani cancelling out Allan Saint-Maximin’s early opener.

Former Schalke and RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick took charge at Old Trafford last month following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.


  • Burnley have faced United 132 times in their history, with a record of 45 wins, 23 draws and 64 defeats
  • Their last win in the fixture came in January 2020 when Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez were on target in a memorable 2-0 victory at Old Trafford

Last meeting

United came out on top when the sides last met back in April following a 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

Mason Greenwood opened the scoring early in the second half but the Clarets hit back through James Tarkowski’s header.

Greenwood restored the hosts’ lead with six minutes to go, before Cavani added a third in stoppage time.

How to follow the action

Thursday’s game is available to watch live on Amazon Prime for UK viewers and new subscribers can get a free month-trial. Commentary from Old Trafford is also available on Clarets+.