Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire will return while Marcus Rashford is in contention to start when Manchester United face Burnley on Sunday.
Manchester United will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run when they play hosts to Burnley at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. Heading into the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not had to deal with any fresh issues, but is sweating over the fitness of a key player.
Marcus Rashford has been recovering from a minor foot injury that has been troubling him lately. However, after being given a breather earlier this week against Granada, Solskjaer is hopeful that the English international will be able to make his return to the starting lineup.
Speaking on Rashford during his pre-match press conference, the Manchester United boss said, “[It’s a] big bonus that he didn’t have to put any pressure on his foot [against Granada], yes. I have got to hope he can be available and not make it worse, that is the decision I have got to make, so fingers crossed. You have to go by how Marcus feels in a couple of days.”
Solskjaer provided further clarification on Rashford as well as Eric Bailly, who has recovered from the coronavirus to make himself available, while speaking to the Manchester United media. He said, “Yes, Eric’s back. He’s doing all the tests to see how he feels. Marcus, obviously, we’ve had to rest this week. Hopefully he can play. We’ll do a test with him the day before the game.”
Rashford should ideally make his way back to the starting lineup, taking his place on the left flank, which will then mean that Paul Pogba will drop down to the midfield after starting higher up the pitch against Granada.
The rest of the attacking quartet should remain unchanged against Burnley, with the in-form Edinson Cavani leading the line for Manchester United, while Bruno Fernandes will once again reprise the no. 10 role, with Mason Greenwood starting on the right wing.
As iterated earlier, Pogba will drop into the midfield double pivot, where he ought to have Scott McTominay for company after he got a rest in the midweek fixture due to a suspension for the UEFA Europa League tie. Like McTominay, Luke Shaw and captain Harry Maguire are available to face Burnley as well, after the two defenders also served their respective one-match bans against Granada.
Maguire ought to feature at the heart of the Manchester United defence alongside Victor Lindelof, coming in for Axel Tuanzebe, while Shaw will replace Alex Telles at left-back. On the opposite flank, there is no real challenger to Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s position, meaning he continues as the right-back. Finally, in goal, Dean Henderson ought to replace David de Gea.
Manchester United Predicted XI: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani