Manchester United look to set things right against Burnley
Louis van Gaal's men seemed to have turned Old Trafford back into the fortress of old. Manchester United, boasting the second best home record in all of the Premiership, will look to add three more points today against relegation battling Burnley.
The statistics are on United's side, with Opta stats showing United having a record of 11W-8D-1L in the last 20 matches against Burnley; with United conceding only 1 goal in the last seven matches.
United strikers and fans alike will be licking their chops at the thought of adding to Burnley's, second worst in the Premiership, record of 40 goals against on the season.
This match appears to fall at just the right time for United's struggling front line. The Falcao-Van Persie combination hasn't quite clicked yet, with Radamel Falcao not able to find his form and Robin Van Persie confidence still wavering. Will United's front men utilize this monumental opportunity to add to their combined tally of 13 goals on the year?
The time may be now or never for the striker partnership, as Sky Italia is reporting that Manchester United scouts were on hand for Inter Milan's 3-0 victory on the weekend over Palermo. Reports are linking Mauro Icardi as a potential target to bolster the Red Devils front line.
The United scouts would have surely been impressed with the striker, who scored twice, taking his tally to 13 goals in 22 games for the Italian giants. Icardi is now 2nd on the Serie A scoring charts, just 1 goal behind ex-United talisman Carlos Tevez.
With Falcao struggling for form and Van Persie perhaps on the decline of his career, could the 21 year old Argentinian be exactly the type of striker Louis van Gaal is looking for to lead his lines?
As the race for Champions League tightens to within a point and transfer rumors swirl, United, Falcao and Van Persie, need to send a statement to the rest of England.
I'm taking Manchester United to come flying out of the gates today, playing with passion, creativity and flair. I'm backing United to win 2-0 and RVP to get on the score sheet. Could this mark a turning point in United's season that will propel them on to a top three finish and perhaps even challenge for second? We can all dream can't we!