Will Burnley be able to nick three points off Manchester United?

Burnley host Manchester United in the 2014/15 Premier League season at Turf Moor on Saturday 30 August.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is 12.45 pm BST. Live TV coverage is on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD, and radio coverage on BBC Radio 5Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day at 10.20 pm BST on BBC1.


Burnley welcome Manchester United to Turf Moor for the lunchtime kick-off. The Clarets are coming into this game on the back of a home loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the 2nd round of the Capital One Cup and are yet to open their account in the Premier League after losing their first two games against Chelsea and Swansea City.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche will have a fully fit squad to choose from apart from long-term absentee Sam Vokes.

He will hope his team show the fighting spirit they showed in the initial stages against Chelsea and continue it for the rest of the game. United are vulnerable at the moment and there will not be a better chance for Dyche and his men to get a moral-boosting victory over the Premier League giants.

Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria and Louis van Gaal will hope United can get a result against Burnley Getty

Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal will hope Manchester United can dust off the humiliating 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup and get back to winning ways. They are yet to register a win after losing their first match to Swansea and drawing the second against Sunderland.

All eyes will be on record signing Angel di Maria, who is set to make his debut for the Red Devils. The manager and the players will hope he can make an immediate impact and lift the mood at the club.

Van Gaal is missing at least 10 first-team players due to injury but most are expected to be back after the international break.

Stat of the Match: Burnley are one of two teams (along with Barnsley) never to draw a Premier League game 0-0.

What Managers Say

Dyche (Burnley): "Certainly the way Sir Alex [Ferguson]'s teams operated for many years, they can hurt you in every way. Now we are aspiring to do that. And not be afraid of doing that.

"I mentioned last season that if we have to play mixed football, then we will play mixed football. If we have to pass and play to break down the opposition, then I think we can do that as well."

Van Gaal (Manchester United): "I'm sorry to say that for the fans, because they are amazing. I hope we fulfil their expectations but I said already that it's not done in one month, in spite of our wins against Real Madrid and Liverpool in America.

"We have to win, we have to give results and hopefully we will start at Burnley. We have 10 injuries, one more than last week, because Kagawa has concussion but a lot will return after the international break and then the problem is solved."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Burnley to win: 19/4
  • Manchester United to win: 3/5
  • Draw: 31/10

Team News


Probable Line-up: Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Ward; Arfield, Marney, Jones, Taylor; Ings, Jutkiewicz.

Manchester United

Probable Line-up: De Gea; Jones, Evans, Rojo; Valencia, Cleverley, Fletcher, Young; Di Maria; Mata, Rooney.