Manchester United will look to get their season back on track on Sunday afternoon when they make the short trip to Burnley, but they will be without a defender for the contest, according to BBC Sport.

It has been a tough start to the campaign for Jose Mourinho and his men. They got off to a winning beginning this term when they laboured their way past Leicester City in their first match, but they have lost both games since then and are under pressure to get a result at Turf Moor.

After Saturday’s matches, United find themselves languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table, and that is a situation that must be rectified heading into the international break.

The loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday evening was particularly damaging, and it will take a big effort to get back on track against the Lancashire outfit.

If they are going to get back to winning ways then they will have to do so without defender Phil Jones who went off early against Spurs with a hamstring injury, and who is unlikely to have recovered in time for this match.

That will put further strain on Mourinho’s defence which has been subject to plenty of criticism from the Portuguese manager.

The Red Devils have been something of a shambles at the back so far this season, and with Burnley always providing a physical test, the United boss could have done with as many options as possible in that area of the pitch.

Another defender that Mourinho will be without at Turf Moor is Marcos Rojo. The Argentine star is back in training having recovered from his injury, but the match comes too soon for him.

All eyes will be on the former champions to see if they can get their season back on track. If they are unable to do that, the pressure and the scrutiny on their manager will intensify further over the international break.


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