Following a five-week break for the FIFA World Cup, competitive football action returns to Old Trafford on Wednesday night, as their beloved Manchester United entertain Championship table-toppers Burnley in a tricky-looking Carabao Cup encounter.
Manchester United have experienced a resurgence under manager Eric Ten Hag, who has been entrusted with restoring the club's elite standing after years of mediocrity and trophy-drought seasons.
They have performed admirably so far this campaign, and currently sit fifth in the Premier League table. The Red Devils made their way into the fourth round of the EFL Cup after beating fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa in emphatic fashion as United ran away with a comprehensive 4-2 victory in the last round.
Ten Hag's men now turn their attention to Burnley, who have had a relatively easy road to Wednesday's clash, having beaten League One club Shrewsbury Town and League Two side Crawley Town in their previous rounds to set up this interesting tie.
The appointment of former Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany as their new manager has totally transformed Burnley's traditional playing style after a summer squad overhaul and they are currently top of the Championship.
The Clarets are in fine form, and will fancy their chances of a giant-killing here given that Man United will be missing a raft of important players, who have represented their countries at the World Cup and have been handed extended breaks.
Manchester United vs Burnley confirmed lineups
Manchester United XI (4-3-3): Dubravka; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, McTominay, Malacia; Fernandes, Casemiro, Eriksen; Rashford, Martial, Garnacho
Burnley XI (4-2-3-1): Peacock-Farrell; Roberts, Harwood-Bellis, Beyer, Maatsen; Cullen, Cork; Benson, Brownhill, Gudmundsson; Barnes
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Manchester United's upcoming fixtures
After this EFL Cup tie, the Red Devils face an action-packed festive period, with games coming thick and fast. First up is United's Boxing Day clash with Nottingham Forest, before they make the long trip to the West Midlands to face relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers on the New Year's eve.