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Burnley vs Manchester United H2H: Why Clarets can have belief for Red Devils clash

Burnley host Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, in a clash that will take place at Turf Moor, home of the recently promoted Clarets. Erik ten Hag’s men are unsurprisingly favourites to come out on top, with both clubs in need of three points at this moment in time in order to achieve their respective goals in the early stages of the season.

Burnley vs Manchester United H2H
Christian Eriksen (Manchester United) and Josh Cullen (Burnley) battle for the ball in the EFL Round of 16 clash between the two clubs (21/12/22 – Photo by Icon Sport).

Burnley vs Manchester United H2H: The story so far

Burnley and Manchester United have met 133 times in all competitions so far, with 66 of those taking place in Manchester and 67 taking place in Burnley. A total of 92 of those matches have come in the Premier League, with others taking place in the likes of the FA Cup (six) and League Cup (nine) for example.

  • Burnley wins: 44
  • Draws: 24
  • Manchester United wins: 65

Somewhat surprisingly, Manchester United haven’t exactly been totally dominant in this fixture, with the Clarets putting up a real fight against the Red Devils on occasion. The Manchester outfit have won 39 times on home soil, as opposed to 26 times away from home.

History in the making

There has been at least one goal in the last 11 Premier League meetings between the two clubs, dating back to the 2016/17 season, when they played out a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. Could Burnley hold the Premier League giants this time around at Turf Moor?

Burnley vs Manchester United H2H: Last five H2H matches

England EFL Cup 21/12/22

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England Premier League 08/02/22

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England Premier League 30/12/21

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England Premier League 18/04/21

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England Premier League 12/01/21

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Manchester United 2-0 Burnley (21 December 2022)

Given how Burnley have not been competing in the top flight in recent times, the two English sides last went face to face in the EFL Cup Round of 16 in December 2022. It was the Red Devils who advanced with a routine 2-0 win at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Christian Eriksen and Marcus Rashford.

Burnley 1-1 Manchester United (8 February 2022)

The Clarets had more luck in their previous match against Manchester United, securing a point in the Premier League as Jay Rodriguez cancelled out Paul Pogba’s opener at Turf Moor.

Burnley vs Manchester United H2H

Manchester United 3-1 Burnley (30 December 2021)

In the reverse fixture earlier that season, however, Manchester United ran out straightforward 3-1 winners. All four goals came in the first half at Old Trafford, with Aaron Lennon netting for the visitors after Scott McTominay, Cristiano Ronaldo and a Ben Mee own goal put the hosts 3-0 ahead.

Manchester United 3-1 Burnley (18 April 2021)

It was the same scoreline in the same fixture the season before, with Mason Greenwood at the double for Manchester United. Edinson Cavani also scored for the home side, with James Tarkowski scoring for Burnley.

Burnley 0-1 Manchester United (12 January 2021)

Paul Pogba was the hero for the Red Devils at Turf Moor earlier that season, with the France midfielder scoring the only goal of the game in a tight affair between the two clubs.

Iconic Moment

Manchester United 2-2 Burnley (29 January 2019)

Burnley’s Ashley Barnes stunned Old Trafford with a goal early in the second half of their Premier League clash in the 2018/19 campaign, with his team-mate Chris Wood then adding a second with less than 10 minutes remaining.

However, in classic Manchester United fashion, the Red Devils fought until the very end, with Paul Pogba scoring an 87th-minute penalty and Victor Lindelof netting a stoppage-time equaliser to snatch a dramatic point, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Burnley vs Manchester United H2H
Photo by Icon Sport

Final prediction

Manchester United have been stronger in this fixture over the years, and they should have enough in the tank to maintain their superiority over Burnley on Saturday, but it might not be altogether straightforward for Ten Hag’s outfit.

We’re saying a 2-0 win for the Red Devils, with Marcus Rashford scoring the opening goal at Turf Moor.


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