Manchester United are back in action on Sunday following our 3-0 hammering at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.
We travel to Turf Moor to take on a Burnley side who were eliminated from the Europa League at home to Olympiacos on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho’s days at Old Trafford appear numbered and he is now odds-on to be the next Premier League manager to depart having picked up only three points in our opening three games of the 2018-19 Premier League season.
It looks as though the Portuguese coach will be in charge this Sunday though, and here is the starting XI I think we’ll see him field:
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
David de Gea’s stats don’t read well but the Spaniard wasn’t given a chance with either of Tottenham’s goals on Monday and did deny Dele Alli one-on-one. The goalkeeper may be key if we’re to win this game given how poor we’ve looked defensively in our opening three games.
Defence: Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw
A hamstring injury rules out Phil Jones this weekend, though the England international had a shocker up against Lucas Moura on Monday night before limping off shortly after Spurs’ second goal. His replacement Victor Lindelof wasn’t much better but I think we’ll see the Swede starting as Eric Bailly appears to have fallen out with the coach given his lack of action this season. Chris Smalling is set to continue at centre-back. There’s no reason why captain Antonio Valencia won’t start at right-back, and Luke Shaw’s decent start to the season should see him make up the back four.
Midfield: Nemanja Matic, Fred, Paul Pogba
Expecting Jose Mourinho to revert back to his usual 4-3-3 on Sunday, we should see the combination of Nemanja Matic, Fred and Paul Pogba looking to dominate the midfield. Nemanja Matic is slowly getting back to full match fitness whilst Fred has looked energetic and positive for us. Paul Pogba continues to be hit and miss but let’s hope the World Cup winner is more hit this weekend.
Attack: Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez
Romelu Lukaku was wasteful in the first half on Monday night before his supply was limited after the break. The Belgian striker should keep his place in the starting XI as Marcus Rashford hasn’t exactly impressed in his appearances of late. Alexis Sanchez should be good to start down the left wing after only being a substitute last time out, and Jesse Lingard could make his first start of the season, down the right of a front three.
Here’s how I expect our team to look on Sunday: