Manchester United receives Burnley this Thursday (21:15) on behalf of the 20th day of the Premier League.

But what must Manchester United do to win a football match, one wonders after this draw obtained Tuesday night against Newcastle, the penultimate of the championship? Scoring goals will say the most pragmatic of us. And preferably at least one more than the opponent.

The Red Devils toast a new cartridge by dropping two points against a poorly classified and clearly that does not do our business. Beyond the result, we can be worried to see this team cash so easily and be unable to react afterwards. We can thank Edinson Cavani, back from injury, who allowed us to save at least one point. In any case, Ralf Rangnick did not try to find excuses for his players despite the Covid, the lack of matches and maybe training, especially since the team was almost complete with the return of injured Raphaël Varane since the game against Atalanta in early November. Only Paul Pogba, not yet recovered, and Victor Lindelöf who tested positive for Covid were missing. Tomorrow night, we will have to do without Bruno Fernandes who took his 5th yellow card of the season against the Magpies and who will therefore be suspended.

After Newcastle 19th in the standings, place in Burnley, 18th. (Even the calendar tries to make our life easier …). However, let’s qualify Burnley’s relegation position since they have only played 15 games this season while Manchester City, for example, is at 19. Blame it on … Covid (yeah it was complicated that one) and the postponement including the last three meetings of Sean Dyche’s men. The Clarets have therefore not played since December 12. Burnley is one of two Premier League teams to have won the league just once this season. We know the generosity of Manchester United towards the most disadvantaged but Christmas is over and as David de Gea said we will now have to ensure that these matches count and bring points (it can be useful indeed).

The meeting at Old Trafford between the two teams last season turned to our advantage (3-1) with a double from Mason Greenwood and a goal from Edinson Cavani to complete the job.

Possible line-up (4-2-2-2): De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, Van de Beek, Sancho, Cavani, Greenwood.

League stats: 7th, 28 points, 17 GM (8V 4N 5D), GA 2 (27-25) GM = matches played (VND = wins – draws – losses) / GA = goal average (BP-BC = goals for – goals against)

League stats: 18th, 11 points, 15 GM (1V 8N 6D), GA -7 (14-21) GM = matches played (VND = wins – draws – losses) / GA = goal average (BP-BC = goals for – goals against)

Central referee: Jonathan Moss. Assistants: Marc Perry, Timothy Wood. Fourth referee: Paul Tierney. VAR: Darren England. VAR Assistant: Dan Robathan.

Tuesday December 28: Arsenal – Wolverhampton (postponed), Southampton – Tottenham (1-1), Watford – West Ham (1-4), Crystal Palace – Norwich (3-0), Leeds – Aston Villa (postponed), Leicester – Liverpool (1-0)

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bah wai! because I don’t remember who wrote it a few days ago, but given his match against us, the guy is now clearly in the “golden ball” list …

And then Newcastle was special, we couldn’t crush them and then ask them for 60M for Martial 40M for Lingard in the winter transfer window

And then Newcastle was special, we couldn’t crush them and then ask them for 60M for Martial 40M for Lingard in the winter transfer window

Watch out for danger with Burnley, 18th PL, a very competitive team. We will have to padlock defensively and not surrender. McFred obligatory, Maguire essential. Leave Vdb at least 87 minutes on the bench. We will have to play against and try to line up at least 3 correct passes in our 50 meters. A point at home would be a real good performance, encouraging to stay in the top 10. RR must at least spend a third of the match standing and talk 10 times to his players and no more than 10 times to his staff. If Bruno could complain a little more and turn his back on the ball on all keys …

And then Newcastle was special, we couldn’t crush them and then ask them for 60M for Martial 40M for Lingard in the winter transfer window

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