Manchester United will face Burnley on 2 September 2018 at Turf Moor. Man Utd will be the away team and will attempt to close the gap to nine points on the Premier League table for first position. Burnley lost to Crystal Palace 1-0 in their recent away game, while Man Utd enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win against Stoke City.
Predictions and Betting Tips
Manchester United are starting to show more conviction in recent games, while Burnley is facing the hardest spell in their season thus far. Therefore, betting sites such as BettingTop10 believe Manchester United should pick up an easily victory this weekend. Man Utd is currently at 4/7 odds for the win, while a draw for Man Utd is at 3/1 odds. Man Utd has an average of 1.5 goals in seven of their last ten games. They have also conceded a total of 4 goals in the last nine games against Burnley.
If fans of Burnley were floating on cloud nine at the beginning of the season, they are certainly back on solid ground after the festive period, as they lost their third consecutive match against Crystal Palace recently. Despite Crystal Palace missing a few key players due to various injuries, they still produced an impressive win with Bakary Sako producing the online goal in the match. Meanwhile, Burnley only had two attempts on goal during the entire match, and none of them found the back of the net. Burnley is currently sitting in 16th position on the Premier League leaderboard, while Man Utd is in 13th position. That should tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming game this weekend.
Manchester United Preview
The star of the show for Man Utd on Monday evening was certainly Paul Pogba as they managed to claim a 3-0 win at Old Trafford against Stoke City which made a minor dent in Man City’s lead at the top of the Premier League table. It only took 9 minutes for Man Utd to take the lead thanks to Pogba finding Antonio Valencia who managed to lash the ball in the top corner which came off his left foot. Thereafter, Pogba found Anthony Martial where the Frenchman beat Jack Butland, and Romelu Lukaku managed to get his name on the scoreboard during the second half of the game. Manchester United are now unbeaten in a total of 35 games where Pogba has featured which makes it questionable as to why the once most expensive player in the world fails to receive the same credit as David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.
Now celebrating wins in their last three games in a row without conceding a goal, Man Utd looks refocused and ready to receive an additional boost if they are able to sign Alexis Sanchez before the game this weekend. They should have enough motivation to close the gap on Man City who is currently leading the pack and should produce the same level of performance as that of Monday evening.
Manchester United is one of the most prominent clubs in the history of English football. It is also one of the biggest clubs in the country. The team has acquired several accolades over the years. They are the most decorated club in the entire country when it comes to national achievements. They together with Liverpool are some of the most awarded clubs in this century.
The club was formed in the year 1878 in Manchester, England. Back then the team was not known as Manchester United but was renamed in 1902. The team was not as superb at playing in the English league from the start, in fact 2 years after being formed they were relegated. Their growth was mostly seen after they were taken under the management of Matt Busby in 1945. Busby was a visionary leader who pushed the team both by practicing and proper strategy playing that saw them win the league twice. The first was in 1955-1956 and followed by their win in 1956-1957.
Manchester United became the first English club to win the league. They we’re decorated and nicknamed the red devil’s for their tactical prowess on the field. Their home ground was originally North Road. This is where they would play their home games. The soon moved to Bank Street in 1893 but did not stay long there. Their final move to Old Trafford has been quite a permanent one since they reside there to date. The club moved to their new home in the year 1910.
After the reign of Matt Busby and him surviving a team plane crash that saw 8 players pass on, he was replaced by Tommy Docherty. The team went in to produce massive success under his leadership. Tommy was however sacked and replaced by the ever cautious Dave Sexton. Later on the club fired him and hired Ron Atkinson. The Atkinson era was not too shabby but could not compare to the clubs most prominent manger to date, Alex Ferguson!
It is said that the Manchester United player is by far one if the greatest coaches in the history of English football. Under his leadership, Manchester United became the first English club to win a Treble. This means that they won the FA Cup title, the UEFA champions’ league and the Premier League. This is what made Manchester United a force to reckon with. In the field. Alex Ferguson saw the team win at least 25 titles in his reign of twenty years managing the team. 11 of those were league titles. So good was their playing that between 1999 and 2001 they successfully won all three league titles in the year.
In the year 2003 Alex Ferguson permanently departed from his post as Manchester United’s manger. The Ferguson era was now over. He became one of the top board members of the club but no longer actively worked on the field. No manger after that has been able to duplicate the success output that was Alex Ferguson. David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Ryan Giggs are some of the coaches who took on the role without much success. In the year 2016/2017 Jose Mourinho was appointed manager in an effort to better the team. He is still on a 3 year contract with the club.