Whilst Jose Mourinho may well be getting his excuses in alongside new chums Keys and Gray, the good times seems to be back at United.
Former United frontman Solskjaer’s brief foray into managing the biggest club in the world has, so far, been better than anyone ever imaged. Indeed, you’d be wise to take punt on the side given the latest football predictions by those in the know.
Unsurprisingly, many of the players marginalised under Mourinho’s miserable tenure have come into their own. Good news for the Old Trafford faithful, awful for the visiting Burnley side this coming Tuesday.
Sean Dyche’s team sit 3 points above the relegation zone. Not only that, the Clarets have shipped 43 goals this term. Hardly a number reminiscent of the tough, uncompromising Burnley of last season.
An average rate of just a goal a game will not sit well with a blunt strike force either.
It’s fair to say the likes of Rashford, Martial and Pogba will be licking their lips in anticipation.
It’s difficult not to keep bashing the anti-Mourinho drum given the change to the way United are approaching matches.
Solskjaer has implemented a fast brand of attacking, fluid football with quick passes and plenty of movement.
No longer are the backline dallying on the ball. Instead United’s narrow wingers are coming inside to assist Herrera and Matic with quick short passes. Expect Rashford to continue swapping position with the likes of Martial and Lingard.
Simply put, Dyche’s men will need some of last season’s defensive steel if they’re to keep the score down.
Indeed, Burnley are unlikely to put the home side to the sword. An afternoon where they keep the roaming Paul Pogba quiet will go along way to nullifying United.
Matt Lowton and Phil Beardsley are current doubts for Burnley, with the players picking up a toe and muscular injuries respectively.
Fellaini, Rojo and Smalling remain in the physio room for United, with the big Belgian suffering a calf strain and the two defenders out with a knock and a foot injury.
Very difficult to see past The Red Devils on this one. We’re gunna say 3-0 to the home side.