Manchester United vs. Burnley live score, updates, highlights as Eriksen puts Red Devils ahead in Carabao Cup action

By | December 21, 2022

Manchester United play for the first time since the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against familiar and dangerous opposition when Championship leaders Burnley visit Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup Round of 16.

Led by managerial rookie Vincent Kompany – a former Premier League Player of the Season who became a Manchester City legend while helping United’s arch-rivals to win the top flight four times – the Clarets have lost only twice in 25 league games to move three points clear at the top of the second tier.

Burnley were relegated from the Premier League last season and have played United at least once in each of the past eight calendar years, winning on one of their last 15 attempts and losing in three of the last four editions of the fixture.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

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Man United vs. Burnley live score

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Eriksen — MAN UTD — 27th Min

Man United vs. Burnley live updates, highlights from Carabao Cup

53 mins: Positive reaction from United, as Rashford holds it up and slips in McTominay, but his curled effort is well wide. Burnley and Benson are still looking to break on the home side, but they are yet to test Dubravka.

50 mins: Burnley will certainly carry a threat in the second period, as Benson carries the threat again, to burst past Tyrell Malacia, but United clear.

46 mins: WE ARE BACK!!!

No changes from either side but can Burnley find an equaliser?


Plain sailing for United on their return to action after the World Cup, Garnacho and Martial both coming close, either side of Eriksen’s tap in, to put the Red Devils 1-0 in front!

41 mins: United want to get a second before the break, as Anthony Martial springs into life in the box, but Peacock-Farrell shows his reflexes with a superb stop.

35 mins: Almost a HOWLER from Martin Dubravka as he comes to collect but Casmeiro gets back to hook clear.

31 mins: Burnley have responded well to falling behind as Manuel Benson skips past Victor Lindelof and smashes into the side netting.


The hosts are back up and running after the World Cup!!

A brilliant chip from Fernandes allows Wan-Bissaka to gamble inside the box and his volleyed cut back is calmly steered home by Christian Eriksen!!!

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23 mins: Burnley have survived that storm and Kompany’s side look to stroke the ball around in midfield!!

17 mins: United burst forward again, and it’s Garnacho in behind, but his touch is too heavy and it rolls out for a goal kick.

14 mins: United are beginning to build some pressure, with back-to-back corners, as the Clarets recover well to clear their lines from Marcus Rashford’s cross into the box.

8 mins: A HUGE chance missed for United!!

Burnley lose possession in a dangerous area, and Bruno Fernandes feeds in Alejandro Garnacho but Bailey Peacock-Farrell races off his line to make a crucial block!!

5 mins: A really bright start from Burnley as Johan Berg Gudmundsson races in behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka but his first time cross is glanced just wide by Barnes.


15 mins from kickoff: A Christmas cracker in store with Casemiro vs. Barnes at Old Trafford!

30 mins from kickoff: A firm message from the United boss ahead of KO!

60 mins from kickoff: TEAM NEWS IS IN!!!

A strong starting XI from Erik ten Hag, as United bid for a spot in the last eight, with Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia all starting.

Two changes for the visitors from their 3-1 weekend win over Middlesbrough, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell replacing Arijanet Muric in goal, and Ashley Barnes leading the attack ahead of Jay Rodriguez.

80 mins from kickoff: Beware of the Burnley bogeyman at Old Trafford!

Despite dropping down to the EFL Championship ahead of the 2022/23 season, Burnley have enjoyed some BIG moments at Old Trafford over the years, with three draws and one win in their last six visits!

100 mins from kickoff: Old Trafford is all set for Christmas ahead of kickoff – but will United be unwrapping a place in the quarterfinals tonight?

120 mins from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of Manchester United’s return to competitive action for the first time in almost six weeks. We’re here for Burnley too, of course, who have continued where they left off since their own break of almost a month, beating QPR and Middlesbrough by an aggregate score of 6-1 to move three points clear at the top of the Championship. It all bodes for a tricky test for the Premier League side.

Man United vs. Burnley confirmed lineups

Raphael Varane started the World Cup final for France in Qatar on Sunday, and fellow Manchester United centre-back Lisandro Martinez was an unused substitute for winners Argentina, with both players still away.

Portugal defender Diogo Dalot (hamstring) has returned to Manchester, after playing his part in his country’s run to the quarterfinals, but was not involved in their main training group at the start of the week of the Burnley game.

Man United confirmed lineup (4-3-3): Dubravka (GK) – Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Casemiro, Malacia – McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes – Rashford, Martial, Garnacho

Burnley boss Kompany says he expects full-back Vitinho to be out for the rest of the month with an impact injury as he makes just two starting changes.

Burnley predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Peacock-Farrell (GK) – Roberts, Harwood-Bellis, Beyer, Maatsen – Cullen, Cork – Benson, Brownhill, Gudmundsson – Barnes

What time is Man United vs. Burnley?

This Round of 16 Carabao Cup match will kick off at Old Trafford on Wednesday, December 21 at 20:00 GMT.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Kickoff time
USA 15:00 ET
Canada 15:00 ET
UK 20:00 GMT
Australia 07:00 AEDT*
India 01:30 IST*
Hong Kong 04:00 HKT*
Malaysia 04:00 MYT*
Singapore 04:00 SGT*
New Zealand 09:00 NZDT*

*Game starts on December 22 in these time zones

How to watch Man United vs. Burnley

Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territores:

  TV channel Streaming
Canada DAZN
UK Sky Sports Sky Go, NOW TV
Australia beIN Sports 1 beIN Sports Connect,
Kayo Sports
New Zealand Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports Connect
India Viacom18
Hong Kong Sports Plus 1,
661 Cable Sports
Malaysia Mola
Singapore Mola