Burnley v Manchester United: Predicted lineup

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Burnley vs Manchester United (Turf Moor)

Kick-off: Saturday 12.45pm - BT Sport 1

Manchester United travel to Turf Moor with one point from their opening two Premier League games - not many people would have expected that.

Louis van Gaal's side suffered defeat to Swansea and stumbled to a draw against Sunderland, before humiliation against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

Three points against Sean Dyche's Burnley is an absolute priority. The good news for Van Gaal is that he's got a new £60m star to throw into the team.

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Angel Di Maria is signed and ready to play this weekend, unlike his Argentinian international teammate Marcos Rojo, who is yet to be granted a work permit following his move from Sporting.

Other absentees include Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera, which means Darren Fletcher could feature again. Anderson certainly did his candidacy no favours with a poor display against third-tier MK Dons.

Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling are long term absentees too.

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As for Burnley, Dyche will once again be without Sam Vokes, as the Wales forward has a long-term knee injury. He's stepped up his recovery but is still some way off making his comeback for the Clarets.

The newly promoted side lost to Chelsea in their opening game before suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

United have won five of their previous six matches against Burnley, although that defeat came at Turf Moor in a famous night for the Clarets. A Robbie Blake stunner handed the unfancied side a 1-0 victory over their more illustrious opponents.

The big talking point going into this clash will be United's team selection - will Van Gaal throw Di Maria straight into the mix?

We think he will, if only because the pressure is on following the disappointing start. He cannot risk another failure.

So here it is, the GiveMeSport predicted starting XI for Manchester United against Burnley...

De Gea, Jones, Blackett, Evans, Di Maria, Fletcher, Valencia, Young, Mata, Van Persie, Rooney

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