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After a week of constant speculation regarding the seemingly impending arrival of Alexis Sanchez, United visit the proverbial banana skin that is Burnley.  Just a few short weeks ago they were swimming with the big fish in the Champions League spots, 3 defeats and a draw later and they have settled back into the mid table pack.

So what is the smart play today, will Manchester United push on and cement second place or are Burnley about to make them slip like the current ground conditions?

I really cannot consider backing them at 3/5 with Bet365, that price does not represent value at such a tough place to go in January.   I see more value in a punt on the over 2.5 goals market with a generous 23/20.  I know that Burnley don’t score many at home but given the conditions and also the propensity to raise their game this could be a 2-1 result either way.  **odds correct at time of writing **