Manchester United will get their first win of the season under new manager Louis van Gaal today against Burnley away from home.
That’s the opinion of former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker Michael Owen, who believes that Angel di Maria’s presence in the Red Devils team will be enough for them to pick up all three points at Turf Moor in the Premier League.
‘The Argentinian has 11 assists in his last 11 league games and his inclusion might just be enough to kick-start United’s season’, the former United star wrote on Betvictor.com.
‘Burnley have only kept three clean sheets in their 40 Premier League games and I can’t see them improving that statistic on Saturday. I felt Burnley were naive against Chelsea on the opening weekend and expect to see goals at Turf Moor’.
Burnley will indeed be the underdogs today. Sean Dyche’s side have lost all three of their competitive matches so far this season, including both their Premier League encounters.
The Clarets kicked off their 2014-15 league campaign with a 3-1 home defeat to Chelsea and then went down by a one-goal margin to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, before losing the second round of their League Cup tie 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday.
Meanwhile, United slumped to a 2-1 loss to Swansea at Old Trafford in the opening game of the Premier League campaign and then drew 1-1 with Sunderland away from home.
Van Gaal’s side suffered a humiliating defeat to MK Dons in the second round of the League Cup on Tuesday, going down 4-0 at Stadium mk.
However, the arrival of world-class winger Di Maria has certainly given United a huge lift, and they will head into today’s match at Turf Moor with confidence.