Burnley - Sam Vokes - Out
Manchester United: Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Shinji Kagawa, Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw & Chris Smalling - Out; Marcos Rojo - Work Permit
Both Manchester United and Burnley have had appalling starts to the season. United lost their opening match at home to Swansea and were fortunate to get a draw against Sunderland; on the other hand, Burnley would have expected to have found their return to the Premier League tough and reality has proved the case with losses against Chelsea and Swansea, though they would have taken solace from their performances.
However, both their disappoint starts have been completely overshadowed by their shock defeats to lower league opposition in the Capital One Cup. United's loss in particular exposed the massive frailties in the squad that has seen them since purchase Angel Di Maria for a record fee and set to sign Ajax's Danny Blind.
With nothing to choose between their form, recent head-to-head records are no clearer indication: the last time Burnley were in the Premier League, they beat Manchester United in the first encounter, before United got their revenge in the reverse fixture.
Both sides have struggled with keeping out opposition attackers: Burnley have the worst tackles per game average with 15.5; Manchester United aren't much better as they lie 14th with just 18.
Burnley are a lowly 17th when it comes to interceptions, with just 12 per game made so far. Likewise, when it comes to fouls, Manchester United are one of the worst in the league, committing 14.5 per game to make them the 5th worst side.
With that in mind, attack will be the order of the day. Burnley often play a 4-4-2 and with the players United have at the back, especially with Di Maria being played in midfield, Burnley will get many opportunity to score.
Matt Taylor is a whiz at set pieces and should be expected to produce the goods against a weak looking back line. Likewise, right back Kieran Trippier registered an amazing 14 assists last season and with him up against Ashley Young and Angel Di Maria on the left side, Trippier too will have many opportunities to bombard the United defence with crosses. Danny Ings scored 21 goals last season and formed a very potent partnership with Trippier. He has had a sluggish start to the season but he should thrive if he has constant service.
As for United, they potentially have a world class attack, if they can click together Burnley will be run ragged. However, Rooney, van Persie and Mata have never looked like gelling in the 6 months they've had together. Add in a new formation and they now look even more disjointed than before.
United new boy, Di Maria, should inject some energy into a lethargic looking attack, though whether or not he can adjust to the pace of the Premier League right away is a concern.
Burnley 2-2 Man Utd
*Matt Taylor to assist a Burnley goal
*Kieran Trippier to assist a Burnley goal
*Danny Ings to score a Burnley goal
*Burnley score a goal from their right side of attack
*Angel Di Maria to be the most fouled player on the pitch