Manchester United vs Burnley Live Football Score 22/12/2022

Manchester United vs Burnley Live Football Score 22/12/2022

Newcastle and Southampton have already moved their matches to the Tuesday for the same reason. Manchester United say that option was not open to them for several reasons, including the “unavailability of other key public services and matchday staff over the Christmas period”. The club confirmed West Stand tier two and North Stand tier three will be closed, leaving the tie with a 62,000 capacity. As the match is a sellout, the club say they will contact those affected and offer refunds. The game is United’s first since the season was paused for the World Cup. Of their contingent who played in Qatar, only Christian Eriksen and Facundo Pellistri are expected to be available.

Meanwhile, the club say they have reached “a mutually beneficial agreement” to end early their £47m-a-year shirt sponsorship deal with Team Viewer. Team Viewer is Manchester United’s sixth front of shirt sponsor and the second to have its deal end early after Vodafone, which terminated its contract two years ahead of schedule in 2006. The company signed a £235m five-year deal with United in 2021, although last month said it was looking to amend the terms of the contract. Having negotiated the last deal during the pandemic, the club believe they are better placed to talk to prospective sponsors now. Team Viewer will continue to appear on the front of United’s shirt until an alternative sponsor is found.

Due to the unavailability of ambulance service personnel as a result of a day of industrial action affecting North West Ambulance Service taking place on Wednesday 21 December, the club has been advised by safety authorities to reduce the capacity of our Carabao Cup fixture against Burnley. The club has worked hard to develop a medical plan which will enable us to allow approximately 62,000 fans to be in attendance, but with West Stand tier 2 and North Stand tier 3 required to be closed.  These areas were the only possible options for achieving the required reduction whilst meeting the robust medical plan requested by the authorities. Vincent Kompany’s side overcame League Two side Crawley in the previous stage thanks to a brace from Anass Zaroury.

The Clarets currently have a healthy lead at the top of the Championship table following Saturday’s 3-1 win against Middlesbrough at Turf Moor. Manuel Benson bagged a brace as well as an own goal from Jonny Howson. Meanwhile, United sit fifth in the Premier League table and reached this stage following a 4-2 victory against Aston Villa in the last round. It is their first competitive fixture in more than a month following the World Cup break. Erik ten Hag’s side ran out 2-1 winners at Fulham in their last outing. The tie takes place at Old Trafford on Wednesday night (KO 8pm). The points were shared when the sides met in the Premier League back in February, with Jay Rodriguez cancelling out Paul Pogba’s opener.

The Clarets’ last win at Old Trafford came in January 2020. Rodriguez and Chris Wood were both on target that day. The game has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports Main Event (channel 401 for viewers in the UK). Live commentary is available via Clarets+, while BBC Radio Lancashire will also be covering the fixture.

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