Manchester United bounced back from their 4-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend with a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday night to advance to the League Cup quarter finals.
They must now turn their attentions to Saturday where they need to beat Burnley to avoid dropping further behind the league leaders, with six points currently between them and Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Burnley pulled off a surprise 2-1 win over Everton last time out, but have lost all three of their away games in the league thus far and have conceded three goals in each of them.
They cannot continue that form away from home and need to change that quickly, although that is easier said than done.
The home side have scored three goals in each of their previous two home meetings with Burnley, which does not bode well for Sean Dyche’s side this weekend. Naija and Bet
However, United have endured a a tough schedule in the last few weeks and fatigue could definitely play a part this weekend.
Manchester United – Eric Bailly has been ruled out for two months with a knee injury, while Wayne Rooney is still a doubt with a thigh injury.
Marcus Rashford limped off towards the end of the Manchester derby on Wednesday night with what looked like a muscle injury and is unlikely to feature on Saturday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba looked tired towards the end of their 1-0 win over Manchester City and could do with a rest, but it remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho will give them time out the time when they cannot afford to drop more points.