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Man United vs Burnley Football Match Score 21 Dec 2022

Man United vs Burnley Football Match Score 21 Dec 2022

David de Gea’s long-term future remains unclear after it emerged on Monday that the club were hoping to agree a new deal for the Spaniard to remain at Old Trafford on reduced terms, but the veteran is likely to continue in goal for United. Ahead of him, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to be given a rare opportunity to impress at right-back following Diogo Dalot’s exploits at the World Cup with Portugal. On the opposite flank, Tyrell Malacia will deputise for Luke Shaw.Ten Hag confirmed that Harry Maguire  will be given the chance to stake a claim in the coming weeks and the beleaguered club captain is likely to partner Victor Lindelof for Wednesday night’s match. In midfield, Scott McTominay will bid to stake his claim to jump back up the Old Trafford pecking order after being dislodged by Casemiro. Christian Eriksen could pull the strings alongside McTominay from a deeper role if he gets the nod to partner the Scotsman.

Manchester United face Championship leaders Burnley for a place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday night, and Erik ten Hag could give a run out to several players who have been out the team Manchester United resume their domestic campaign with a Carabao Cup clash against Championship high-fliers Burnley on Wednesday night – and Erik ten Hag is poised to give a host of fringe players an opportunity to impress. After a rocky start to life in the Premier League, Ten Hag has steadied the ship at Old Trafford following their nightmare campaign last season. The Red Devils headed into the World Cup break sat fifth in the top-flight standings and will fancy their chances of challenging the teams above in the race for Champions League qualification. Ten Hag is expected to name a strong team to face Vincent Kompany’s Burnley with a spot in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals up for grabs. Mirror Football takes a look at the starting XI the Dutchman could name in midwee.

Ahead of them, Bruno Fernandes will aim to pick up where he left off before the mid-season break. Antony could be unleashed on the Championship leaders, but all eyes are likely to be on Alejandro Garnacho. Manchester United return to competitive action after the World Cup with a Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Burnley at Old Trafford tonight. The Red Devils have not had the ideal preparation for the game, having failed to win any of their winter friendlies. They lost to Cadiz and Real Betis before drawing against Everton. Despite this, manager Erik ten Hag will expect a strong performance from his side. The majority of the XI could be made out of players, who travelled to Spain for the mid-season camp. David de Gea has been ever-present in United’s goal this season. He only missed the Carabao Cup third round win over Aston Villa where Martin Dubravka made his debut. We expect the former to start tonight after a prolonged break due to the World Cup. With Diogo Dalot carrying a suspected hamstring injury, Aaron Wan-Bissaka looks on course to make his first competitive start of the season under Ten Hag. On the opposite end, Tyrell Malacia could get the nod over Luke Shaw after being an unused substitute throughout Netherlands’ World Cup campaign.

Teden Mengi had a brilliance chance to partner Victor Lindelof in central defence, but he is now on the sidelines with another injury. In his absence, Ten Hag could start Harry Maguire after just one training session. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez are only expected to join the squad next week. In midfield, Scott McTominay looks set to play in the holding role ahead of Casemiro, having been involved in the winter training camp. He could be partnered by Christian Eriksen, who should be ready for the Cup tie. Denmark were eliminated from the World Cup during the group stages. Donny van de Beek has been unconvincing whenever he has played for United this term and it could be time for Zidane Iqbal to make his full United debut. We are backing the club graduate to start in the number 10 role. Bruno Fernandes, who is just back in training, could feature off the bench.

Elsewhere, Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Elanga should be assured starters out wide with better preparation. Garnacho was sensational for United before the World Cup break with four goal contributions in as many outings including a dramatic last-minute winner at Fulham. Anthony Martial is expected to lead the line. The Frenchman has had an injury-plagued season but has still impressed with six goal involvements in just seven appearances. He needs to stay unscathed over the coming months to secure his spot, considering United are eyeing a new striker.

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