Manchester United Starting XI vs Burnley FC


The English Premier League keeps rolling on, with festive fixtures, being staged at a breakneck pace. While there is no rest for the wicked, there isn’t any relaxation for the righteous either, or anyone and everyone else in between. Manchester United suffered a draw that felt like a loss at Newcastle United last night, and the post match fallout has been severe.

Club legend Gary Neville ripped the team after the disappointing result, calling the team a bunch of “whingebags.” It’s fun to learn new words, isn’t it? Neville was especially critical of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, and these critiques were well deserved.

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If you saw the body language of the Portugese duo as they didn’t clap up the supporters after the match, then you’d likely agree.

Manchester United vs Burnley FC FYIs

Kick: Thu Dec 30, 8pm Old Trafford

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Google Result Probability:  United win 70%,  Draw 18%,  Burnley win 12%

PL Form Guide:  United  DWWWD    Burnley  DLDDD

PL Position: United 7th, 17pts       Burnley 18th, 11pts

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Looking ahead to the next fixture, the final United match of 2021, the team is near full fitness. Really, the only “team news” item to discuss for this match is the uncertain future of Anthony Martial, and we covered that already here.

So without any further ado, let’s take a look at who Ralf Rangnick might select for his first team in the next Premier League fixture, a visit from relegation scrappers Burnley.

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Burnley FC 

David de Gea; Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot; Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay; Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes; Edinson Cavani

Prediction: United 2, Burnley 0

The Red Devils should take care of business in this one, easily. But that’s on paper, and well, how many times have we said that, only to see the opposite be the case.

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  1. Man u will win

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  4. uriel bonchek says

    Bruno is suspended for this match

  5. uriel bonchek says

    u wrote bruno is in the XI

  6. uriel bonchek says

    if u dont believe me check the manu website

  7. uriel bonchek says

    i think ronaldo will start

  8. bullshit logic LOOOL

  9. Man you know nothing about Manchester United imagine you put Bruno in the line up you don’t even know that he is going to miss the match already what a waste of time. He has match ban to many yellow cards ?? go check up your facts book again.

  10. Richard Onyinkwa says

    Am disturbed on the current system that seems to complicate a talented teams performance 4 3 3 should do it
    Goal keeper: DeGea
    Defense Shaw Maguire Varren and wan Bissaca
    Mid Vanderbeck Mactominy and Sancho
    Front Rushford Cavani and Green wood

  11. I donot belive in ronaldo sancho de beek bissaka fernandes
    I believe in rice kessie mings and string aggressive spanish miidfielders

  12. Allan Longwani says

    Man utd should not start with Mason. He is a polished sub, coz has no speed. Coming later would make very powerful the tempo will have lessened


    Where is Tom also??????


    Where is ronaldo ??????

  15. Ibrahim juri says

    Must put ronaldo n cavani then u will c the diffrent defence put bisaka n varane.

  16. Bruno is being banned for this game.
    MU will win by 2 goals

  17. Ronaldo should play every match if m u want to b among the best four

  18. If lingard does not play ahead of Fred tonight then they need their heads. read he is useless and a waste of money. GET RID OF HIM ALONG WITH A FEW OTHERS.

  19. I have supported MU for about 60 years and can’t believe what is happening . When Ole took over his team selections were pathetic. I agree with anonymous regarding Fred he is useless and yet he keeps on playing.
    WHY !!!!!!!
    If things don’t start improving with regards to team selections MU will finish closer to the bottom than the top.

  20. David Okoye says

    Please Fred is needed for tonight game

  21. Always picking cr7 for criticism is very unfortunate. Cr7 is not here to learn how to play football like you mysterious Messi at psg. Show respect as you always do to messi

  22. Wayne Fouche says

    Pointless to comment on a site that does not know Bruno is suspended. Anyway I would relieve Maguire of captaincy and start CR7 in every game.

  23. 3-0 man u will win
    Ronaldo scores 2 and Cavani 1

  24. Vuyisile Mngomezulu says

    Bruno is out and also useless as Rashford waste

  25. Ronaldo been playing shit he ad shit game against Newcastle

  26. De Gea, Varane, Maguire, Shaw/Yelled, Dalot, Mc Tominay, Fred/VDB, Rashford, Ronaldo, Cavani & Sancho

  27. Bruno suspended


  29. Fernandez suspended

  30. Fucking fake

  31. Please leave cr7 alone he knows what to him along kavani ,rashford on bench

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