EPL: Martial secures crucial win for Manchester United

Lester Mason
January 20, 2018

Scott Arfield could return to the Burnley line-up for Saturday's clash with Manchester United after shrugging off a hamstring strain sustained in the New Year's Day defeat to Liverpool.

The Chilean forward is expected to complete that move, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction, this week and he will join a United team still entertaining hopes of catching Manchester City at the top of the league table after this victory.

Manchester United have kept five clean sheets in a row.

United are likely to dominate possession at Turf Moor, but they'll need to be clinical with their chances given Burnley's quality in defense. Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are both unavailable due to injury but Ashley Young is available once again following a three-game suspension for Manchester United team. Robbie Brady (knee) and Tom Heaton (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Anthony Martial scored his third goal in as many Premier League games as second-placed Manchester United won 1-0 at Burnley this morning.

This will be Sean Dyche's 100th PL match as a manager. The best bet is the under 2.5 goals which I think will come through since Burnley have a very hard defense to break down. The Clarets have added an extra attacking dimension to their game this season, but it may not be on full display against United. For much of the game he was a spectator. Burnley have a free-kick in a good area after Barnes is brought down by Mata.

Young's chip into the area found Pogba who lobbed the ball, first-time, over the goal and Pogba sent Martial away for a shot which was well blocked from a promising position.

Juan Mata - 5- Struggled to influence the game, starting ahead of Marcus Rashford.

Burnley are winless in their last eight fixtures in all competitions.

They face a tricky task though to get the three points though given how well the Clarets have performed throughout the season to date.

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