The Red Devils were knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the quarter-final stage by Bristol City thanks to a 90th-minute goal last week before surrendering a lead in the last minute against Leicester City prior to Christmas.
Jose Mourinho branded his players 'childish' following their late concession against the Foxes and the Portuguese will no doubt be demanding a much more ruthless display on Tuesday afternoon.
|Game||Manchester United vs Burnley|
|Date||Tuesday, December 26|
|Time||15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the United States (US), the Premier League can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).
New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
The game is not being shown live in the United Kingdom (UK) but highlights will be available to watch on BBC. Goal will have live updates here.
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Position||Man United players|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Romero, Pereira|
|Defenders||Shaw, Jones, Lindelof, Rojo, Blind, Tuanzebe|
|Midfielders||Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Matic, Mitchell, McTominay|
|Forwards||Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Martial, Rashford|
Manchester United must contend with a dilemma in defence due to the fact that a number of players are nursing injuries. Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian are out of action, while Antonio Valencia is also a concern.
Marouane Fellaini is also among the wounded, while Michael Carrick is unlikely to feature.
Potential Man Utd starting XI: De Gea; Lindelof, Jones, Rojo, Young; Pogba, Matic, Mata, Lingard, Rashford; Lukaku.
|Goalkeepers||Pope, Lindegaard, Legzdins|
|Defenders||Lowton, Taylor, Mee, Long, Bardsley|
|Midfielders||Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Gudmunsson, Westwood, Ulvestad, Arfield|
|Forwards||Wood, Vokes, Barnes, Walters, Wells|
Sean Dyche will be without James Tarkowski through suspension, while Robbie Brady, Stephen Ward and Dean Marney are all ruled out due to injury.
However, striker Chris Wood, who was taken off during the first half in last week's defeat to Tottenham, is expected to return to action, giving the Clarets a boost in attack.
Potential Burnley starting XI: Pope; Taylor, Mee, Long, Bardsley; Gudmunsson, Defour, Cork, Arfield, Hendrick; Wood.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Home side Man United are 1/4 favourites to win against their local rivals according to dabblebet, while Burnley's chances of winning are rated 12/1. A draw is considered a 9/2 bet.
Romelu Lukaku is rated 11/5 to open the scoring at Old Trafford, while Clarets forward Chris Wood is 10/1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a 5/2 bet, while Marcus Rashford is 7/2.
As they drift further away from league leaders Manchester City, Man United find themselves looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack, knowing that they cannot afford to slip up.
Mourinho's side fell 13 points behind City on Saturday and their title aspirations have all but evaporated, but a top-four finish remains imperative for the Red Devils.
However, it will not be easy as they welcome local rivals Burnley to Old Trafford, especially considering the Clarets' impressive form this season, which has them defying expectations and sitting seventh in the table.
Dyche's men have already beaten Chelsea, as well as forcing away draws against Tottenham and Liverpool this season, so they will be confident of upsetting the odds once more.