Burnley v Manchester United: Teams announced as Ronaldo is dropped but Pogba starts

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It’s two changes from the side that lost on penalties to Middlesbrough on Friday.

Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani start for Manchester United in Tuesday night’s Premier League game against Burnley.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo is on the bench at Turf Moor, as is Jesse Lingard.

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It’s two changes for United from the side that started against Middlesbrough last week, with David De Gea back between the sticks.

Ahead of him, it’s the same back four with Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw all starting.

Ronaldo is on the bench for United. Credit: Getty.Ronaldo is on the bench for United. Credit: Getty.
Ronaldo is on the bench for United. Credit: Getty.

Pogba plays his first Premier League game since October and will line up in a midfield three along with Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes.

Up front, Ronaldo’s absence sees Cavani start, with Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho in the wide areas.

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As for Burnley, Josh Brownhill and Jay Rodriguez come into the starting XI, while January signing Wout Weghorst starts again. Aaron Lennon and Dale Stephens drop to the bench for Sean Dyche’s men.

The Clarets have won just once in the league all season and currently sit bottom of the table.

United head into the game in fourth place, and with West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in action over the next three days it’s imperative Ralf Rangnick’s men pick up points in the race for the top four.

Teams in full

Burnley: Pope; Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Cornet, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Rodriguez, Weghorst.

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Substitutes: Hennessey, Collins, Long, Bardsley, Lowton, , Cork, Stephens, Lennon, Barnes.

Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay Pogba, Fernandes; Rashford, Cavani, Sancho.

Substitutes: Henderson, Lindelof, Jones, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Mata, Lingard, Elanga, Ronaldo.

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