Burnley vs Manchester United: Potential XI with Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United will head to Turf Moor for their Premier League clash with Burnley this Sunday full of confidence following their quarter-final win over Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday.

But Jose Mourinho‘s evening would have been dampened at the sight of losing both Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to injury in the process.

The Argentine was stretchered off following a nasty clash of knees after 23 minutes and Zlatan landed awkwardly on his knee on the stroke of full time; the exact severity of either knock is yet to be determined, but they will certainly miss the clash with Sean Dyche’s men.

With that in mind, here is a potential XI for the game against Burnley with Marcus Rashford continuing at No.9 and Ander Herrera coming back into the side.




Mourinho will have no reason to leave Rashford out of the starting XI on Sunday, even if Zlatan was fully fit. The youngster has been an effervescent force at No.9 ever since scoring against Sunderland a fortnight ago, single-handedly dismantling opponents with his raw energy in behind the defence. It will be an interesting battle between the 19-year-old and former red Michael Keane.

Herrera was left on the bench against Anderlecht following his exertions against Chelsea last weekend, and Mourinho will want to place the Spaniard at the heart of what promises to be a scrappy, furiously paced encounter with the Clarets on Sunday.

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