Manchester United vs Burnley, LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side seek win to maintain push for top four, PLUS Premier League scores and action from Tottenham 0-0 Norwich City and Leicester 0-0 West Ham
- Man United host Burnley at Old Trafford as they eye a return to winning ways
- Tottenham vs Norwich and Leicester vs West Ham kick-off at 7:30pm GMT
- United lost at Liverpool and need a win to close the gap on top four positions
- UK viewers can watch Man Utd v Burnley and Leicester v West Ham on BT Sport
Manchester United host Burnley at Old Trafford in mid-week Premier League action as they look to bolster their top four credentials.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will be looking to bounce back from their 2-0 loss away to Liverpool as they look to cope without Marcus Rashford, who has stated he’ll return from his back injury before the end of the season.
Elsewhere, Tottenham take on Norwich as they look to bounce back from their goalless draw against Watford and Leicester host West Ham as they look to go eight points above fourth-placed Chelsea.
Sportsmail’s NATHAN SALT will provide live coverage of Premier League action including scores, lineups and build-up, with full commentary of Man United vs Burnley.
Almost ready to go now at Leicester and Tottenham and so build-up to United-Burnley will continue intermittently while we stay on top of the action in the live games.
United kick-off at 20:15 GMT.
No Marcus Rashford tonight.
No Victor Lindelof tonight.
No Paul Pogba tonight.
But we do have Phil Jones… so, every cloud.
This is how the visitors line-up at Old Trafford!
Manchester United are 2/5 to return to winning ways against Burnley after defeat at Liverpool, according to betting trends analysts BonusCodeBets.co.uk.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to turn to Anthony Martial in the absence of Marcus Rashford, who is missing through injury. The French forward, who will be the focal point of the United attacks at Old Trafford, is 5/6 to score anytime and 4/1 to net 2+ goals.
Burnley ended a run of four consecutive league defeats with a much-needed win against Leicester at the weekend and are 15/8 to avoid defeat at Old Trafford. They’re 7/1 to steal three points and 18/5 to come away with a draw.
United were 2-0 winners when these sides met at Turf Moor at the end of December and are 5/1 to repeat that scoreline tonight.
Selected match odds via BonusCodeBets.co.uk
Manchester United to win – 2/5
Burnley to win – 7/1
Draw – 18/5
Manchester United to win 2-0 – 5/1
Anthony Martial to score anytime – 5/6
Anthony Martial to score 2+ – 4/1
Players being put through their paces in the warm-ups on what looks set to be a chilly night across the country.
Any ideas what the meaning behind those Tottenham warm-up shirts is? I am stumped.
West Ham ‘have £12m bid for Ronaldo Vieira rejected by Sampdoria’ as Serie A strugglers refuse to sell ex-Leeds midfielder
With relegation fears engulfing the London Stadium right now, it is no surprise David Moyes wants to bolster his options before the window closes.
And according to reports in Italy, a bid has been rejected for Sampdoria’s Ronaldo Vieira.
FULL STORY HERE.
Both find themselves on the road, both go in as underdogs but both desperately need results as West Ham are out of the relegation zone on goal difference and Norwich, away at Tottenham tonight, are six points adrift.
A defeat this evening, psychologically, given the wins for Aston Villa and Bournemouth last night, could prove damaging.
Lots of good insight here from the number-crunchers over at Football Index.
That famous night under the lights at Turf Moor when Robbie Blake secured a 1-0 win in 2009 is never too far from the conversation of a nostalgic Burnley fan.
But since then their record against United has made pretty dismal reading.
Marcus Rashford has been a main source of goals against them and so his absence with a back issue is a huge plus for Sean Dyche’s team.
And lots of smiles on the faces of the players and management staff as they head towards the home dressing room.
Firm favourites to win the game under the Old Trafford lights tonight, even with Marcus Rashford out with injury.
Danny Rose fit for action… but not included this evening in wake of row
Sportsmail understands that Danny Rose is fit and would have been available for selection tonight… but Jose Mourinho has left him out of the matchday squad.
Mourinho lifted the lid this week on his training ground clash with Rose, revealing that the issue stemmed from the defender complaining about a back injury — only to then report for training.
FULL REPORT HERE.
Will this be the last home game for Christian Eriksen at Tottenham?
Inter Milan have been pursuing a deal for the Dane this month, despite him being out of contract with Tottenham come the summer.
But as of yet no agreement has arrived and so he is still being included by boss Jose Mourinho.
If he does get on, eyes will be fixed on his behaviour come the final whistle.
We will be focusing on the late game at Old Trafford but team news is still to drop for that game.
Big opportunity in the other games for Leicester to stretch their lead over Chelsea, who sit a spot below them in fourth, to eight points.
The Foxes have been a revelation this season under Brendan Rodgers but they will be keen to make a return to winning ways after tripping up on the road to Burnley last time out.
For Tottenham, they cannot afford any more mistakes, especially not against Norwich, the side propping up the division.
The sides drew 2-2 at Carrow Road in the reverse leg and Daniel Farke’s side will take heart from that performance, a game which saw Harry Kane suffer what could be a season-ending injury.
Two alterations from Daniel Farke to the side that beat Bournemouth at Carrow Road at the weekend…
Big news is that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is BACK!
The Frenchman has been out for three-and-a-half months after a nasty elbow injury away at Brighton.
Inter Milan target Christian Eriksen is in the squad… but he starts on the bench.
And taking on that Leicester side is this West Ham XI…
Here is how the Foxes line up this evening at the King Power Stadium…
Two changes as Ben Chilwell and Youri Tielemans return.
Leicester City v West Ham (7:30pm KO)
Tottenham v Norwich (7:30pm KO)
Manchester United v Burnley (8:15pm KO)
Hello and welcome and what a night we have in store in the Premier League.
After Chelsea and Sheffield United dropped points last night, Manchester United, Tottenham and Leicester know they can strengthen their bids for a spot in next season’s Champions League this evening.
All three are looking to make a return to winning ways and we will be keeping an eye on all of them as they develop across the evening.
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