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Result Manchester United vs. Burnley when Eriksen and Rashford lead the Red Devils to the Carabao Cup quarter-final



Carabao Cup

Manchester United squeezed into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on their return to action after the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a routine 2-0 win against Burnley.

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Christian Eriksen

United proved too much attacking power for their Championship visitors as Christian Eriksen’s fine finish put them up 1-0 before half-time at Old Trafford.

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World Cup

However, despite Burnley posing a threat on the counter-attack, it was one of United’s returning World Cup stars who sealed the victory with 30 minutes remaining.

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Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford’s run scattered the Burnley defense and the England striker connected home the deciding factor for Erik ten Hag’s charges.

Carabao Cup

United are the sixth team in the 2022/23 Carabao Cup quarter-finals ahead of rival Manchester City who take on Liverpool tomorrow for the bottom spot.

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Man United

Final result Man United vs. Burnley

1 hour 2 hours Final
united man 1 2 2
Burnley 0 0 0


Eriksen — MAN UTD — 27th minute
Rashford — MAN UTD — 57th minute

Manchester United

Manchester United vs. Burnley as it happened



World Cup

All about United’s return to action after the 2022 World Cup, as they clinched a place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 home win against Burnley.

Red Devils

Eriksen’s easy finishing gave the Red Devils the lead before half-time and Rashford’s brilliant finishing wrapped up the win to book United’s place in the next round at Old Trafford.

Quarterfinals of the #CarabaoCup: here we come! #MUFC

Manchester United

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2022

89 minutes: The tie is over for Burnley now that Kompany makes a late triple substitution and a mistake by Dubravka nearly gives them a chance, but the chance fades.

Brandon Williams

86 minutes: Rashford is applauded with Fred coming on and Brandon Williams replacing Malacia.

Scott Twine

83 minutes: That is the last action for Barnes, as Scott Twine enters and Antony opens on the other side.


United get caught trying to play from behind and Gudmundsson squares for Barnes……….but their close range effort goes wide.

Ten Hag

75 minutes: Ten Hag is looking to get more match action for his players here with two late changes as Luke Shaw and Anthony Elanga replace Antony and Wan-Bissaka.

Gudmundsson and Barnes

70 minutes: Burnley won’t just fade here, as Churlinov nearly connected with a superb lofted pass from Gudmundsson and Barnes clears and shoots wide.

Darko Churlinov

65 minutes: Burnley’s key man Benson is forced to retire injured when Darko Churlinov replaces him in midfield for the Clarets.

61 minutes: Play decided before the goal when Antony comes on for Garnacho and Old Trafford applauds the Argentine teenager off the pitch!!

Old Trafford

@Antony00 is at Old Trafford — well played @AGarnacho7! #MUFC || #CarabaoCup

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2022




United move through the gears in midfield and Rashford takes control 30 yards from goal… Burnley drop back… and run to crush Peacock-Farrell with a superb strike.

Burnley and Benson

53 minutes: Positive reaction from United, as Rashford holds it and slips past McTominay, but his twisting effort is well wide. Burnley and Benson are still looking to break into the home side but have yet to test Dubravka.

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He just kept running and running and RUNNING!

– Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) December 21, 2022

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Tyrell Malacia

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

46 min: WE ARE BACK!!!

No change from either side, but can Burnley find a draw?

Let’s finish the job, United! #MUFC || #CarabaoCup

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2022


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

We reached the break 1-0 #MUFC || #CarabaoCup

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2022

Anthony Martial

41 minutes: United want to grab a second before half-time as Anthony Martial comes to life in the box, but Peacock-Farrell shows his reflexes with an excellent save.

Martin Dubravka

35 minutes: almost a HOWLER from Martin Dubravka when he comes to collect, but Casmeiro returns to clear the hook.

Manuel Benson

31 minutes: Burnley have responded well to falling behind as Manuel Benson leaps past Victor Lindelof and crashes into the side netting.


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

Christian Eriksen

A brilliant chip from Fernandes allows Wan-Bissaka to bet inside the area and Christian Eriksen calmly deflects his volley cut.

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Manchester United


Manchester United take the LEADER at Old Trafford!

– Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) December 21, 2022

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Eriksen with the finish of a quality assist from Wan-Bissaka

— ESPN+ (@ESPNPlus) December 21, 2022

23 minutes: Burnley have weathered that storm and the Kompany side are looking to hit the ball into midfield!

17 minutes: United lunge forward again, and Garnacho is behind, but his touch is too heavy and he deflects for a goal kick.

Marcus Rashford

14 minutes: United are starting to build up some pressure, with back-to-back corners coming, as the Clarets recover well to clear their lines from a Marcus Rashford cross into the box.

8 minutes: A ENORMOUS Missed opportunity for United!!

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

Johan Berg Gudmundsson

5 minutes: A truly brilliant start from Burnley as Johan Berg Gudmundsson runs behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but his first cross is deflected by Barnes.


United are officially back! #MUFC || #CarabaoCup

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2022

15 minutes from start: A Christmas cookie in the store with Casemiro vs. Barnes at Old Trafford!

30 minutes from start: A strong message from the United boss before the KO!

The time has come.#MUFC || #CarabaoCup

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2022


60 minutes from the start: THE TEAM NEWS IS HERE!!!

Bruno Fernandes

A solid starting XI from Erik ten Hag as United bid for a place in the quarter-finals, with Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen Y Tyrell Malaysia all starting.

Team news is here!

The boss names 5⃣ of our returning #WorldCup stars in his starting XI #MUFC || #CarabaoCup

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2022

Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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

Your Clarets

Your Clarets team to face Manchester United tonight #ClassicFootballShirts | #MUNBUR | #CarabaoCup

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 21, 2022

80 minutes from the start: Watch out for the Burnley bogeyman at Old Trafford!

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

Old Trafford

A corker from @JayRodriguez9 sealed our first Old Trafford win in 58 years in January 2020

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 21, 2022

100 minutes from start: Old Trafford is set for Christmas before kick-off, but will United be figuring out a place in the quarter-finals tonight?

Old Trafford

Christmas has arrived at Old Trafford! #MUFC

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2022

Manchester United

120 minutes from the start: 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 also here for Burnley, of course, who have picked up where they left off since their own nearly month-long hiatus, beating QPR and Middlesbrough 6-1 on aggregate to move three points clear at the top of the championship. . . Everything portends a difficult test for the Premier League team.

Man United

Confirmed lineups for Man United vs. Burnley

Rafael Varane

Rafael Varane started the World Cup final for France in Qatar on Sunday, and fellow Manchester United central Lisandro Martinez He was an unused substitute for winning Argentina, with both players still out.

Diogo Dalot

portuguese defender Diogo Dalot (hamstring) has returned to Manchester, after playing his role in his country’s run to the quarter-finals, but was absent from their main training group at the start of Burnley match week.

Confirmed line-up for Man United (4-3-3): Dubravka (GK) – Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Casemiro, Malaysia – McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes – Rashford, Martial, Grenache

Burnley boss Kompany says he is expecting a full-back vitinho be out for the rest of the month with an impact injury as he only makes two starting changes.

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

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How to watch Man United vs. Burnley

Here’s how to watch all the action of this match in some of the top territories:

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United Kingdom

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Hong Kong



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