The Manchester United lineup that should start against Burnley

    Manchester United can move to the top of the Premier League table for the first time since September 2017 with a win over Burnley on Tuesday.

    Despite a slow start to the season, the Red Devils have rebounded and found form over last two months, and are now level on points with Liverpool but with a game in hand over their north west rivals.

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    That game in hand has come at the most intriguing time possible, too. Avoiding defeat at Turf Moor will put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side top of the table ahead of a visit to Anfield to play Liverpool on Sunday. And while Solskjaer has been keen to stress that titles aren’t won in January, you can’t blame United fans for getting just a little bit giddy.

    It’s a massive week for the Red Devils. Here’s the team they could field against Burnley.

    1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

    Alex Telles
    Telles keeps his place in the side with Shaw returning from injury | Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

    David de Gea (GK) – Dean Henderson kept his first clean sheet at Old Trafford against Watford, but De Gea remains first choice and will be recalled to the XI.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) – Wan-Bissaka was rested against Watford, but will be back in the side for a busy week of football.

    Victor Lindelof (CB) – Solskjaer confirmed that Lindelof completed a full training session, while Eric Bailly didn’t following a collision at the weekend, so expect the former to start.

    Harry Maguire (CB) – Despite being one booking away from suspension, Maguire will start for United.

    Alex Telles (LB) – The Brazilian provides pinpoint crossing and a solid attacking outlet from deep and has been perfect competition for Luke Shaw.

    Nemanja Matic (DM) – Matic’s role at United is, admittedly, becoming less and less with each passing week. Having said that, his physicality and height will come in handy against a robust Burnley side.

    Scott McTominay (DM) – He bagged the winner against Watford and was comfortable asserting his authority in midfield. McTominay is a safe pair of hands and provides energy from box to box.

    Bruno Fernandes (AM) – 
    Rested against Watford, Fernandes comes back into the side for a huge week in the title race. No pressure, Bruno.

    3. Forwards

    Edinson Cavani
    Edinson Cavani is available for selection once again | Visionhaus/Getty Images

    Marcus Rashford (RW) – Rashford’s flair could be key to unlocking a stubborn defence from wide areas, should he be able to find pockets of space.

    Edinson Cavani (ST) –
     Cavani is fresh and ready to return following the completion of his suspension. A veteran striker in games against a resilient defence could be the difference.

    Anthony Martial (LW) – Martial has bagged in three league games against Burnley at Turf Moor and has come into form as of late. Ideal timing.


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