Manchester United v Burnley preview: Stats and betting tips for the Old Trafford Boxing Day fixture

Paul Pogba and flat-track bully Romelu Lukaku look set to run the show for Man United when Burnley come to town on Boxing Day, and here are the key stats and best bets ahead of the game.

Man United have conceded two goals against Burnley in 900+ minutes of football

They may have managed a couple of points against United over the past few years, but Burnley have generally done so without scoring. United have kept clean sheets in eight of their last 10 meetings with Sean Dyche’s men, and while the Red Devils may have only won three of their last six clashes with the Clarets, they’ve conceded just one goal in that time.

Outside of the top six, Burnley have been one of the best sides in the division this year so it’s hard to confidently back the United win, but a clean sheet is almost nailed on for the hosts.

Man United to keep a clean sheet – 4/7

Lukaku loves December

So far in his career, Lukaku has 11 goals to his name in the month of December – including a strike last year on… you guessed it: Boxing Day.

This is exactly the kind of game that will suit the Belgian. A physical battle, plenty of balls into the box (over one in five of his goals in the Prem have been headers), and in front of a home crowd; generally where he gets the job done.

For all the criticism his side have received on the road, there’s no denying the exciting football Jose Mourinho’s men play at home – scoring four in four games at Old Trafford already this season.

If the floodgates do open, Lukaku will be amongst the goals.

Lukaku to score at any time – 8/11

Pogba is key

Statistically, Pogba has been involved in a goal a game so far this season in the league for United.

The table tells us they’re a different side altogether when Pogba is on the pitch. The three games United have lost this season, they’ve been without the Frenchman pulling the strings in the middle. The eight games in which he’s featured, they’ve won seven and drawn one, scoring 24 in the process.

Pogba to get an assist – 7/4

And with Ladbrokes’ #GetAPrice feature, we can combine the above three bets to form one super bet that’s almost certain to bring about even more festive joy on Boxing Day.

We’re backing United to win to nil, Lukaku to score and Pogba to get an assist at odds of 5/1

Think you’ve got an even better combination? Simply tweet @Ladbrokes with your selection and we’ll reply with a direct link to your own unique bet – it’s that easy!

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