Man Utd team news: Ibrahimovic starts alongside Lukaku against Burnley

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The Swede's start is one of four changes Jose Mourinho has made to the side that drew 2-2 with Leicester City on Saturday

Jose Mourinho has picked Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a first league start in over eight months for Manchester United's Boxing Day clash with Burnley, with the Swede set to play as a number 10 behind Romelu Lukaku.

The Red Devils have been cut 13 points adrift of league leaders Manchester City having been denied by a last-minute equaliser against Leicester City on Saturday and will be determined to bounce back with a win on Boxing Day.

Ibrahimovic's inclusion - his first in the Premier League since April 9 due to a serious knee injury - is one of four changes from the team which took to the field at the King Power Stadium, with Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo being promoted into the first XI for the injured Chris Smalling and excluded Victor Lindelof while Marcus Rashford comes in for Anthony Martial. Jesse Lingard also sits out as a result of Ibrahimovic's inclusion.

Man Utd XI

Sean Dyche's Burnley have forced their way to seventh in the table on the back of an excellent defensive record, although they suffered a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

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They make one change, with the injured Chris Wood being replaced by Ashley Barnes in attack.

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Young, Jones, Rojo, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Ibrahimovic, Rashford, Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Blind, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Lingard.

Burnley XI: Popr; Bardsley, K. Long, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Defour, Cork, Arfield; Hendrick; Barnes. Subs: Lowton, Marney, Vokes, Westwood, Walters, Wells, Lindegaard.

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