The Clarets are missing seven players, including top scorer Maxwel Cornet has not been involved since the opening weekend of the month, Ivory Coast’s national team player forced out in the 32nd minute of the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United with a thigh injury.
Cornet was subsequently tested positive for coronavirus, but boss Sean Dyche said the 25-year-old was close to being back involved for the trip to Old Trafford when he spoke at Tuesday’s pre-match press conference.
“Maxwel is touch and go, he’s close, back on the grass, but of course we’ll have to make a judgment after this period where he’s been out,” the Clarets boss said.
But Cornet is not involved in the fight against the Red Devils and joins Ashley Barnes, Connor Roberts, Nick Pope, Jay Rodriguez, Josh Brownhill and Kevin Long on the sidelines.
Barnes is still out with a thigh injury, while Roberts has recently been ill.
Neither Pope, Rodriguez, Brownhill nor Long are involved, and Dyche had said at his pre-match press conference that his team had a few cases of coronavirus.
Dyche has made two changes on his side, Wayne Hennessy replaces Pope in goal and Aaron Lennon comes in for Rodriguez.
Dale Stephens returns from coronavirus to the bench.
Burnley vs. Manchester United: Hennessey, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Lennon; Tree. Substitutes: Norris, Collins, Bardsley, Pieters, Stephens, Thomas, Vydra
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