The Clarets have only played 15 matches this season, and with a number of other sides having played 19 or 20 matches, the club will be looking to use the games in hand to their advantage and start to progress up the top tier table.
When Burnley last faced the Red Devils, back in April, United scored twice late on to deny Sean Dyche's side a precious point away from home.
Speaking ahead of tonight's game, Burnley talisman Maxwell Cornet gave some insight into his thoughts on the bright start he's made to his career at Turf Moor, and said: “I'm very happy to be here. It's really been a dream start for me. It's been amazing being a key part of the team early on. I need to do everything that I can to carry on this way.
“I love the atmosphere and the welcome that the crowd gave me when I arrived and I'm very grateful. That's why I try to give my all every match. It was an incredible moment; scoring in the Premier League was amazing.
“It was a ball from Vydra on the right, I hit it first time without a second thought and it was brilliant. I try to prepare for each weekend's game as best as possible to be able to do my best in every match. I'm very happy.”
Take a look at today's biggest stories from the Premier League, as the build-up to this weekend's festive football action continues
1. Schick in high demand
A host of Premier League clubs are believed to be vying for the signature of Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick. However, his club look unlikely to sell before the end of the season, as they remain focused on securing Champions League qualification. (90min)
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2. Duo jostle for Vecino
Everton and Leicester City have been tipped to go head to head in the race to sign Inter midfielder Matias Vecino. The Uruguayan ace is expected to leave the Serie A side once his contract expires in June, and Real Betis are also on his tail. (Calciomercato)
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3. Blues keen to capture Digne
Chelsea are said to have made Everton full-back Lucas Digne their number one target for the upcoming transfer window, as they look to secure cover for the injured Ben Chillwell. Digne, a former Barcelona player, has made over 100 Premier League appearances for the Toffees. (L'Equipe)
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4. Magpies backed to bag Pepe
Newcastle United have been named favourites to sign Arsenal's big money winger Nicolas Pepe. The £72m man has 26 senior caps for the Ivory Coast, and made a name for himself with Ligue 1 side Lille before joining Arsenal in 2019. (Various)
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