Bookies guide: Burnley v Manchester United

Robbie Blake scored the only goal of the game the last time the two sides met at Turf Moor
Robbie Blake scored the only goal of the game the last time the two sides met at Turf Moor

The only previous time Burnley entertained Manchester United in the Premier League, a single Robbie Blake goal was enough to give the Clarets a famous victory.

Much water has passed under the bridge in the intervening five years but United come to Turf Moor on Saturday a side in transition although one who have just forked out circa £60m for Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

Both sides were knocked out of the Capital One Cup midweek and United are 4/7 to take away all three points with Sean Dyche’s side 11/2 and the draw 16/5.

Another 1-0 win for Burnley is priced at 17/1 with BetVictor with United’s new signing 7/1 to score the opener.

The visit of Manchester United is still a massive occasion despite them being 1/7 by the end of August NOT to win a Trophy this season but this is a game the Clarets must think they can get something from despite the array of talent in the red of Manchester United.

One of the most popular bets in the first half of the week has been the 37/40 for both teams to score at Turf Moor with neither side looking particularly strong at the back in the opening salvos of the season.

Can history repeat itself five years on? Danny Ings to score the only goal of the game is 60/1 at BetVictor.

Turf Moor is sure to be rocking but the Clarets need to start picking up points.

They are 6/4 to finish bottom of the table but there might never be a better time than to meet a United side who can surely only improve over the coming months.