Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Tuesday’s postponed fixture at Turf Moor pits together Burnley and Manchester United, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2020/21 season. The Clarets are desperate to secure yet another Premier League survival, while the Red Devils are eyeing their first domestic trophy since 2013. Burnley failed to impress in the FA Cup win over MK Dons, but it has to be noted that they are undefeated in the previous five home games in all competitions.
Taylor is unlikely to recover in time to face Man Utd, while Dunne, McNeil, and Rodriguez should be fit for the midweek clash. The Red Devils recorded a routine 1-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup last 64, and, to make things even better for the fans, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested first-team regulars. Man Utd are eager to overtake Liverpool in top position in the standings, and even though Burnley are tough to beat at home, away win should be considered. Pogba remains in the recovery room, while Bailly, who suffered an injury at the weekend, is rated doubtful.
Highlighted Player (Chris Wood):
Chris Wood is a New Zealand international who was born on 7 December, 1991. Wood plays as a striker and he began his senior career at Waikato FC. In 2009 he joined West Bromwich Albion, but he played no more than 21 league games for the Baggies.
The New Zealand attacker played for the likes of Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Millwall, Leicester City and Ipswich Town on loan in the past, but in July 2015 he signed a four-year deal with Leeds United. Chris Wood scored 13 goals for the Whites in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he was given the number 9 shirt. Wood made his Leeds debut on 8 August, 2015 in a 1-1 draw against Burnley. Speaking of his debut for New Zealand, he made his first appearance for the All Whites in a friendly game against Tanzania on 3 June. 2009.
It has to be noted that he represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and he was the youngest player in the squad. His sister Chelsey Wood is a football player as well and she represented New Zealand at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles.
A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.