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  1. Ibrahimovic's first league start of season for Man Utd
  2. Barnes replaces Wood for Burnley

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By Chris Bevan

All times stated are UK

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    Manchester United 0-0 Burnley

    Marcos Rojo takes a matter of seconds to get his name in referee Martin Atkinson's book, using his arm to block off Jeff Hendrick on the edge of the area as he chases a ball down the left.

    Marcos Rojo (left)

    Manchester United 0-0 Burnley

    The Clarets get us started.

  3. Seconds to go...

    Manchester United v Burnley (15:00)

    The players stride out, followed by the managers. Burnley boss Sean Dyche gives his side's travelling fans a hearty round of applause as he marches to the dug-out.

  4. The players are in the tunnel

    Manchester United v Burnley (15:00)

    Goalkeepers Nick Hope and David de Gea share a hug and there are handshakes all round.

  5. Boxing clever

    Man Utd v Burnley (15:00 GMT)

    Manchester United on Boxing Day

    Manchester United's success rate of 83% from 23 games played on 26 December is the best in the Premier League.

    That pic is a throwback to this day in 2005.

  6. United love Boxing Day... but not against Burnley

    Manchester United v Burnley

    Guy Mowbray

    Match of the Day commentator

    Jose Mourinho

    In the Premier League era, Manchester United have won 19 games on Boxing Day.

    It's a figure no other club comes close to, and they will of course be expected to win this one too.

    Might a Claret ghost from Christmas's long past come back to haunt them though?

    United and Burnley have met on Boxing Day three times, and Burnley have won all three - twice at Old Trafford, then 6-1 at Turf Moor on the most recent occasion.

    That was way back in 1963, which was also baby Jose Mourinho's first Christmas on this earth.

    After Bristol City and Leicester, another Burnley win would make his 55th, professionally speaking, a pretty miserable one.


  7. Fellaini still mulling over Man Utd future

    Manchester United v Burnley (15:00 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Marouane Fellaini is set to miss this afternoon's game against Burnley with a knee injury.

    He is free to negotiate with overseas clubs on 1 January as the Belgian's contract at Manchester United runs out at the end of the season.

    In an interview with Belgian publication Humo, Fellaini has confirmed he has rejected one contract offer from the Old Trafford outfit but is anticipating another.

    Fellaini said: "They made a proposal, probably one will follow. Whether I will accept it, I do not know. You can not arrange something like that in a jiffy."

  8. How the table looks

    Manchester United v Burnley 0-0


    United can close the gap on Manchester City to 10 points with a win - the leaders are not in action until Wednesday night when they travel to Newcastle.

    Burnley don't quite make this graphic as things stand - they are seventh - but a win would see them move above Arsenal, who play Crystal Palace on Thursday, and into sixth place.

  9. Lawro's prediction - United to win

    Manchester United v Burnley (15:00)

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC football expert

    I felt that Burnley's defeat by Tottenham was coming, because they had been on such a great run.

    The three goals the Clarets conceded on Saturday was as many as the other nine Premier League teams to have played at Turf Moor this season had managed between them, which shows how good Sean Dyche's side have been.

    Burnley hung on for a draw when they went to Old Trafford last season but I think United will find a way through this time, although they will still be sore at the way they dropped points in Saturday's draw with Leicester.

  10. It's been a while...

    Manchester United v Burnley (15:00 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford


    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is included in a Premier League starting line-up at Old Trafford for the first time since 4 April, when he scored in a 1-1 draw with Everton.

    Ibrahimovic is taking a bit of time to get into his stride after recovering from major knee surgery.

    The 36-year-old was an unused substitute in Saturday's draw at Leicester, although he did score in last week's shock Carabao Cup defeat by Championship side Bristol City - his only goal of the campaign to date.

  11. The start of a dream partnership?

    Man Utd v Burnley (15:00 GMT)

    This is the first game Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have started together. United have had some wonderful - not to mention prolific - strike pairings down the years. Will this be another one?

  12. Zlat's back

    Man Utd v Burnley (15:00 GMT)


    Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes his first Premier League start of the season and partners Romelu Lukaku up front for Manchester United.

    United make three other changes from the team that drew with Leicester on Saturday with Marcus Rashford, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw coming into the side.

    Victor Lindelof and Jesse Lingard drop to the bench while Chris Smalling, who was injured late on against the Foxes, and Anthony Martial miss out completely.


    Burnley make one change from the side that lost to Tottenham last time out, with Ashley Barnes replacing the injured Chris Wood up front.

  13. Will we see a response from United?

    Manchester United v Burnley (15:00)

    MUFC v Burnley

    "Childish" and "lacking maturity" - no, not my behaviour playing some festive board games yesterday, but Jose Mourinho's description of the way his side threw away three points against Leicester on Saturday.

    What response will we see from Manchester United today? And can Burnley manage a repeat of their fantastic rearguard action on their last visit to OId Trafford?

    That was in October 2016, when United had 37 efforts at goal - their most in the Premier League since the stat started being recorded in 2003 - but could find no way past the Clarets.