Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata: "It feels like a defeat"

Preview: Manchester United v Burnley

The Red Devils will be hoping to challenge for the Premier League title in the second half of the campaign but will have to overturn Manchester City's 13-point advantage.

When you look at the how the fixtures are spread out in the next few days, it's clear that some teams have more rest days than others.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Burnley are among the contenders for European qualification.

Ahead of welcoming Burnley to Old Trafford on Boxing Day, Mourinho praised Sean Dyche's side, backing them to push for a European spot. At the halfway stage of the league season, the Clarets sit seventh heading into this game - just three points behind fourth-placed Liverpool - having won nine, drawn five and lost five of their 19 matches so far. Centre-back Eric Bailly is sidelined after ankle surgery, while full-back Matteo Darmian missed the draw at Leicester with an unspecified injury.

Jose Mourinho has ruled midfielders Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini out of the festive period, while Antonio Valencia has been struggling with a hamstring injury of late.

Striker Chris Wood is rated doubtful after picking up a knock against Tottenham, while Stephen Ward, Robbie Brady and James Tarkowski miss out.

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Burnley left Old Trafford with a goalless draw last season despite facing a total of 38 shots, the highest in a single match in 2016/17. That's what we've done over the season.

"Two defeats in 2017 in the Premier League so they are not losing five in the second half of the season".

However, Mourinho is still excited by the tradition of Boxing Day football.

Ray Wilkins has hailed Manchester United record signing Paul Pogba as the "complete" player.

While Pep Guardiola's City will play the same number of games in a short space of time, they get an extra day to recover from their recent win over Bournemouth, as they don't take on Newcastle United until Wednesday.

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