Burnley vs Manchester United: three players to have starred for both sides in the Premier League
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The 8pm kick-off will be their 16th meeting in the competition, with United winning nine so far, while Burnley have two victories and honours have been even four times.
The Clarets are in their third spell in the Premier League after their promotion as champions from the Championship during the 2015-16 season.
Their first stint came in 2009-10, a campaign that saw them beat the Red Devils 1-0 at home, but be on the receiving end of a 3-0 drubbing at Old Trafford later that season.
With that being said, we take a look at the three players who have played for both United and the Clarets in the Premier League.
Chris Eagles joined the Red Devils at the age of 14 and broke through the youth sides before making his senior debut in 2003 against Leeds United in the League Cup.
His Premier League debut for United didn’t come until 2007, when he came on as a second half substitute against Everton, in which he scored in the 93rd minute - his first goal for the Red Devils. Only four more appearances in the competition followed at Old Trafford, with Eagles failing to score another goal for the club.
He later joined Burnley in 2008 and went on to feature 34 times in the Premier League for the Clarets during their debut season in the competition.
Another Red Devils’ academy graduate Michael Keane only made one Premier League appearance for the club during the 2014-15 campaign before switching to Burnley during the January transfer window that season.
The centre-back spent three years with the Clarets, two of which were as a Premier League club, featuring 56 times in the English top-flight.
The most senior member of the list and only player still at Burnley, Phil Bardsley made his United debut in the Premier League during the 2005-06 campaign.
He accumulated only eight appearances in the English top-flight for the Red Devils, before joining Sunderland on a permanent deal in 2008.
Bardsley signed for Burnley from Stoke City in 2017 and has since featured 57 times in the Premier League for Sean Dyche’s side.
If we disregard just appearances in the Premier League since the Clarets were promoted in 2010, then five other names have also featured for both clubs’ first teams in multiple competitions. They are: Richard Eckersley, Tom Heaton, Robbie Brady, Anders Lindegaard and David Jones.