Eeesh. Eddie Nketiah tied for Arsenal in the sixth minute of injury time. The game ends 0-0, and Fulham looks good and really did.
For the first time this season, I think United do not have a game on weekdays, which probably influenced the decision to force Rashford to spend another 90 minutes. And it also makes some sense: he looked good against Granada the week before last, until he scored a magnificent goal.
Apparently Solskjaer noticed that Cavani hasn’t played three games in a week for a long time, so they decided he would sit out of this one. and about Rashford, who did not play Thursday night, he said “I haven’t asked him how you are in a long time and he said fine. A long time.”
Burnley, meanwhile, makes two changes from last weekend’s loss to Newcastle, Taylor replaced Pieters on the left back and Cork came into midfield in Vydra’s place and to facilitate the change from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1. Nick Pope is not fit enough to return to the net, but Dwight McNeill, also a doubt, is ready.
Meanwhile, Rangers lead Celtic after 15 minutes of their fourth Scottish Cup. Luke McLaughlin will convince you to do it.
Fulham are one minute and injury time away from their first win at Arsenal. Take a look at the final stages with Rob Smyth.
United’s starting eleven when Burnley beat them last season: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Maguire, Williams; Fred, Matic; Mata, Pereira, James; Martial. OMG.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær makes a change to the team that won so impressively at Spurs last weekend, Mason Greenwood, who was decisive off the bench, replacing Edinson Cavani, who is resting. One thing to keep in mind is that both Fred and McTominay start, not, I imagine, because they are considered essential for this game, but because in Europe both are likely to be, so the team has to get used to playing with Pogba coming out. to the left. There are good elements to this – it’s so hard to shake the ball wide and so effective without defensive responsibility, but it forces Marcus Rashford to the right, where he’s not nearly as effective, and when Cavani comes back, it means no. Greendwood. It is also worth noting that Juan Mata is on the bench and Amad Diallo is not; it is most likely not as advanced in its development as people would like it to be.
Manchester United (an unnecessarily unforgiving 4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford; Greenwood. Subs: De Gea, Cavani, Mata, James, Telles, Matic, Williams, Van de Beek, Tuanzebe.
Burnley (4-5-1 will not pass): Peacock-Farrell; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Cork, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson, McNeil; Wood. Subs: Norris, Stephens, Rodríguez, Pieters, Bardsley, Vydra, Nartey, Dunne, Richardson.
Referee: Jon Moss (West Yorkshire)
Both in sport and in life, it is rare that change can be marked by a particular event; sometimes people hate us at first sight, but it usually builds up over time. But on January 22, 2020, Burnley won at Old Trafford, after which Manchester United signed Bruno Fernandes and did not lose another league game that season; they still have to beat away from home. The Norwegian PE teacher was under a lot of pressure back then, he still is now, his job is his job, except the discussion is no longer about when he gets fired, but how good his players must be to shine in. the rope, climb the cage. and bench ball.
At first glance, today’s game is relatively unimportant, given how comfortably United are sitting in second place, just as Manchester City are in first place … and still. United’s showdown sees them visit Leeds, Villa and Wolves, as they host Liverpool, Leicester and Fulham, games that could easily flop while those below them take advantage. And on the other hand, if they win today and again next weekend, they will be five points from the top with City facing a succession of crucial and difficult altercations. It’s not even remotely on, but it’s not quite on either.
As for Burnley, a slow start to the season means they are just seven points behind the bottom three, but the reality is they are much better than that. Although they have lost their last two, to Newcastle and Southampton, they drew with Leicester and Arsenal in the previous two and have Matej Vydra in good shape. Having already won at Anfield this season, they will envision themselves for another great result, and in the likely absence of Marcus Rashford, United could find it difficult to get behind them.
Start: 4pm BST
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism