Burnley vs Manchester United: TV channel, live stream, how to watch, injury news and predicted line-ups

The Red Devils return to Premier League action after their FA Cup embarrassment at the weekend.

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Manchester United are set to play their first Premier League game in 17 days when they travel to Lancashire to take on Burnley.

The match, which kicks off at 8pm on Tuesday, will offer United a chance to bounce back from that disappointing defeat to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

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The Red Devils drew 1-1 after 120 minutes against the Championship side, but were eliminated on penalties after Anthony Elanga’s missed spot-kick resulted in an 8-7 defeat.

Despite that, United’s league form has been much more impressive in recent weeks, with Ralf Rangnick’s side winning the last two, against Brentford and West Ham United respectively.

Middlesbrough won on penalties at Old Trafford on Friday night. Credit: Getty.Middlesbrough won on penalties at Old Trafford on Friday night. Credit: Getty.
Middlesbrough won on penalties at Old Trafford on Friday night. Credit: Getty.

Last time out, Marcus Rashford’s injury-time winner wrapped up all three points against the Hammers and ensured United are currently in fourth place in the league, although Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could overtake the Red Devils if they win their respective games in hand.

As for Burnley, despite it being a round of FA Cup fixtures last weekend, the Clarets managed to squeeze in a Premier League fixture when they drew 0-0 with Watford in a nervy relegation scrap.

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Burnley have struggled more than any other side with Covid-impacted postponements and have only 19 league matches so far, three fewer than United.

They currently sit bottom of the table and have won just once all season, although Burnley have drawn 10 times and played out goalless stalemates against Arsenal and Watford in their last two.

The sides have already met this season, when Sean Dyche’s men came to Old Trafford at the end of December. On that occasion, goals from Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo, either side of a Ben Mee own-goal, ensured United won 3-1.

Scott McTominay was Man of the Match the last tie the sides met. Credit: Getty.Scott McTominay was Man of the Match the last tie the sides met. Credit: Getty.
Scott McTominay was Man of the Match the last tie the sides met. Credit: Getty.

What’s the latest team news?

Rangnick confirmed on Monday that Fred and Alex Telles will miss Tuesday’s game after testing positive for Covid-19.

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That means Luke Shaw will almost certainly start at left-back, while Fred’s absence means Nemanja Matic or Paul Pogba could play in the middle along with Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes.

The interim manager also seemed to imply Fred and Telles were his only two absentees, which could mean Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly might return after missing Friday’s loss to Middlesbrough.

Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani also weren’t involved in the squad for the FA Cup tie, but Rangnick said they definitely will be part of group that will travel to Turf Moor.

With a very busy February, the Red Devils could look to rotate their squad on Tuesday and hand minutes to some of their fringe players.

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David De Gea is expected to return to the side after sitting out the FA Cup clash, with Dean Henderson deputising for the Spaniard. Up front, Rangnick will have to decide whether to reinstate Elanga ahead of Rashford or Jadon Sancho.

Shaw played in the defeat to Middlesbrugh. Credit: Getty.Shaw played in the defeat to Middlesbrugh. Credit: Getty.
Shaw played in the defeat to Middlesbrugh. Credit: Getty.

As for Burnley, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Matej Vydra are out, with the former suffering from illness while Vydra has a hernia injury.

Ashley Barnes and Charlie Taylor are doubts, but deadline-day signing Wout Weghorst is expected to start after making his debut at the weekend.

Predicted line-ups:

Burnley (4-4-1-1): Pope; Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Lennon, Westwood, Stephens, McNeil; Cornet; Weghorst.

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Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.

Is the match on TV?

The match will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport 1, with the pre-match build-up beginning at 7. In fact, all 10 midweek Premier League games will be shown on BT Sport, which can be streamed via their app.

How can I watch highlights?

The BT Sport YouTube channel will show the post-match highlights, and both clubs’ websites will also have short highlights two hours after the end of the game. There is also a midweek Match of the Day, which starts at 10.35pm on Wednesday.

And you can follow ManchesterWorld for all the action live from the game, with plater ratings and analysis on the final whistle.

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