Three weeks ago in the Manchester derby, United produced a scintillating 45-minute spell with Dan James, Marcus Rashford and Co ripping through the Champion’s League favourites.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side scored two goals, Rashford hit the woodwork and tenure and the quality of the performance was as good as has been produced since Alex Ferguson has departed.
Sadly for Man United fans, that performance away from home was the exception that proves the rule. Outside of the victory at Eastlands, Norwich are the only away win United have produced in their last 15 league matches.
This has included listless defeats to Bournemouth, Watford, West Ham and Newcastle (even if they did emphatically get revenge for that result on Thursday) this term and United do not look an attractive betting proposition at 4/5.
Burnley will surely look to put serious pressure on David De Gea through set pieces and crosses from Dwight McNeil.
Ashley Barnes was left out for Jay Rodriguez for Burnley’s defeat at Goodison Park, but I would expect him to come back into the starting team alongside Chris Wood as Burnley launch an aerial assault on the United goal at Turf Moor.
I wouldn’t expect United to rise to that challenge and Burnley and Draw double chance at 10/11 is my first recommended bet.
Best Bet: Double Chance Burnley and Draw – 10/11
Wood has been Burnley’s biggest attacking threat this season and the New Zealand international could even have more than his current seven league goals.
His XG figures are up there with the elite of the Premier League like Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling, and he has come a long away from his early struggles at Leeds where many fans questioned whether he was good enough to lead a promotion push.
He’s worth backing here at 2/1 to score anytime against a brittle Red Devils defence.
Best Bet: Chris Wood to score anytime – 2/1
* All odds correct at time of posting.