Manchester United return to having home advantage in the league tomorrow, in a rare midweek game against Burnley FC. The last time these two sides met resulted in a bore draw, it was also Angel di Maria’s debut, but United have improved dramatically since then – at least in terms of league position.
Louis van Gaal simply has to get this one right, and the team have to take all three points if they want any chance of getting a spot in the top four this year.
The 4-4-2 will most likely continue here, but I expect we’ll see a few changes due to a suspension and one or two average performances last time out. Marcos Rojo will switch to left-back due to Luke Shaw’s red card, with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling starting as the two centre-backs.
Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini should start as the midfield pairing, simply because the duo of Angel di Maria and Wayne Rooney didn’t do anywhere near enough in the role to warrant a place in the side. Juan Mata also returns.
James Wilson should start up front with the aforementioned Rooney switching back to a more familiar role. Neither Robin van Persie or Radamel Falcao deserve to start after dismal performances last time out.
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