If Manchester United weren’t planning on hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent capacity when they started their search for a replacement for Jose Mourinho, then they will almost certainly be having second thoughts right now. The Red Devils have won all eight of their games under the guidance of the Norwegian and while many doubted their abilities to beat the bigger sides in the top-flight, they went on to silence their many critics by beating Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and edging past Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday evening.
There’s little doubt that United are on a massive high right now and as such there remains a distinct possibility that Solskjaer will bring some silverware to Old Trafford in the form of the FA Cup. The Red Devils sit just three points adrift of the top-four in the Premier League with goal-difference alone separating them from fifth-placed Arsenal and as such this week’s meeting with Burnley is a chance for Solskjaer’s men to pile the pressure on the sides above them in the table.
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As things stand, Burnley remain very much in the danger zone and they head into this match on the back of a morale-denting 5-0 thrashing by title hopefuls Manchester City in the FA Cup. Nevertheless the Clarets have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks with ten points taken from their last four league outings, however these were won at the expense of relatively weak opposition. United certainly don’t fall into that category right now and we’ll be siding with the home side to grab their ninth win on the bounce on Tuesday evening and keep a clean sheet into the bargain, BetVictor Bookmakers going 6/5 on Manchester United to win-to-nil.