Manchester United will take to the field in the EPL on Thursday night (December 30) to turn their fortunes around. Their opponent in the 16th round is Burnley. The mission of the Red Devils is to win this match and move ahead in the points table. The match between the two teams will start at Old Trafford at 2:15 pm Bangladesh time.
Manchester United are not doing very well this season in the English Premier League. At the end of the 16th round, with 26 points, they are at the 8th position in the table. Which is far behind the top 50 points of Manchester City. So not only the top spot, for now the Red Devils are finding it difficult to be in the top four of the table.
Arsenal is at the top of the table. This is followed by West Ham and Tottenham respectively. So Ronaldo will have to beat these teams to reach four. That is why they have to win. This time he will host Burnley at United Old Trafford for that purpose.
The last 6 of the two teams show that the Red Devils have won 4 of them. Burnley won one. The rest has been a draw. However, regardless of the statistics, the current performance of the team is a source of concern for coach Ralph Yagnik.
“It’s only been a few days since we’ve been able to practice with a full team,” he said. Injuries or lack of fitness affect the balance of the team. And north of that we have now reached a stage. I have practiced 2 to 3 sessions by hand. Although it is not enough. However, the team has done well in practice. I hope he will continue in the match.
Paul Pogba, Victor Lindloff will not get Manchester United in this match, Bruno Fernandez is also not in the yellow card. Edinson Cavani, Jaden Sanchora also proved themselves from the sidebench so they can be seen in the XI in this match. Besides, if Ronaldo burns, the match will be for the hosts.
Meanwhile, defending champions Manchester City won a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brentford on Wednesday (December 29). Phil Foden scored the only goal for the Citizens. As a result of this victory, Pep Guardiola’s team finished the year from the top of the table with 50 points in 20 matches. In the other match, Chelsea stumbled with a 1-1 draw against Brighton.
Manchester City is at the top of the table with 47 points. Then there is Liverpool. They are 6 points behind Man City. This time Liverpool will face Leicester to reduce the points gap with City. Liverpool have 4 wins in the last 6 of the two teams.