United have garnered just one point from their opening two Premier League fixtures and, following a humiliating 4-0 reverse at the hands of MK Dons in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, Van Gaal's men will be hungry for victory this weekend.
Despite enduring a disappointing start to the campaign, United are warm favourites to see off the Premier League new boys this weekend, with an away win chalked up at just 11/20 (1.55) with bet365.
Burnley lost their opening two Premier League fixtures, against Chelsea and Swansea City respectively, but
Sean Dyche's side can be backed at 5/1 (6.0) with bet365 to claim their first win of the campaign this weekend, while the same firm offer 31/10 (4.10) that the match ends in stalemate.
Manchester United's attacking options have been bolstered for the trip to Turf Moor by the signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, with the Argentine winger in contention to make his Premier League debut this weekend.
However, it is at the other end of the pitch that Van Gaal's side has struggled this term, having leaked seven goals in just three competitive fixtures.
Burnley may not have sufficient quality to deepen United's woes this weekend by securing their first Premier League victory of the season, but there is value in backing the Clarets to find the net on home soil on Saturday.
Therefore, the 10/11 (1.91) quote from bet365 for both teams to score looks to be a solid selection while the 9/4 (3.25) offered up by the same firm for Dyche's side to break the deadlock may well attract support.
However, with the prospect of a wide open game in store, punters are instead advised to snap up the juicy 17/20 (1.85) quote from bet365 for Saturday's showdown to feature three or more goals.
|Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) for a 2pt stake with bet365