Manchester United And The Fortnight For PSG

Manchester United are getting ready for Tuesday night and another Premier League match. The Devils will do their best to continue the winning streak, which could be improved to nine wins in a row. For that, they will have to beat Burnley at Old Trafford. Yesterday, we talked about the Clarets and how their recent results have panned out.

Sean Dyche’s team has three wins and a draw in the past four matches and they should be respected. That form coincided with Tom Heaton’s return as team’s first goalkeeper and Man United players will know they used to spill points against Burnley in previous seasons.

However, this time we will be talking about Man United’s short-term run of fixtures. With the news that Neymar will not be playing for PSG in the two Champions League matches against the Devils, it was a realization those clashes will come very soon. In fact, Man United have three matches to play until they host PSG at Old Trafford.

We will be taking a look into teams they will face and also the runs of tough matches that will come after that.

Burnley At Home

It’s Burnley to begin with. Manchester United will have a good chance for another win, as the Clarets have been quite poor against big sides this season. The ten points in last four matches did not see any particularly formidable opponent everyone should be scared of, thus the Devils just need to be focused right from the start.

Leicester Away

Claude Puel is under pressure. That seems to be the case every month and the last time it was like that, they won against Chelsea and Manchester City in consecutive matches. Now they have three losses in last three, including a 2-1 loss to Newport County in FA Cup. Before the match against United, they will visit Anfield, which is expected to only worsen their issues.

Fulham Away

Fulham are a mess. They lost their last four matches and now have a coupe of crucial meetings. First, they host Brighton, before visiting Crystal Palace. If they are to have any hope of survival, they must win these matches. And if that happens, then United should be looking out for a team with great desire to continue the run. Still, it looks like they will continue being a mess for these couple of weeks…

It Gets Tough After That

Man United better do the best they can against these three opponents, because from 12 February, it all starts to become much tougher. They will host PSG, then visit Chelsea in FA Cup, before hosting Liverpool in the big English derby. Those matches will be of vital importance for all three competitions the team is competing in, but is not the only tough run. Later on, in early March, they will also have to play PSG and Arsenal away, before Man City come to visit Old Trafford.

That is why these three matches before PSG are even more important than they usually might have been. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has important two weeks ahead of him in order to prepare the Devils for when champions of France arrive.

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