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One of the major questions up for answer ahead of the Premier League clash between hosts Burnley and Manchester United is the poor form of Cristiano Ronaldo in front of goal and whether he can put an end to his goal drought against the Clarets who have played a goalless draw in each of their last two games in the league since the 3-1 loss to the Red Devils in the reverse fixture. Ronaldo was one of the goalscorers in that reverse fixture as he scored the third Manchester United goal. The Portugal international has gone four games without a goal since that Burnley game. Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay and Ben Mee (own goal) were the other goalscorers for the Reds during the game with the three-time European champions racing to a 3-0 lead before winger Aaron Lennon pulled one back for Burnleywith all the goals coming in the first half.

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score during the 1-0 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League just after the abovementioned Burnley game. He then missed the two Aston Villa games in all competitions due to injury. Cristiano Ronaldo was not in the Manchester United squad for FA Cup third round win over Villa at home with Scott McTominay getting the only goal of the game. He was not in the Red Devils squad for the 2-2 draw at the home of Villa in the league.

Ronaldo made his return from injury during the 3-1 win at London team Brentford in the Premier League as he took his goal drought to two games. It was stretched to three games after the 1-0 home win over London team West Ham United in the league.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo made it four games without a goal during the Middlesbrough game at home in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night. Ronaldo missed a great chance to end his drought but he could not convert a first half penalty. The 37-year-old was a major culprit as Manchester United crashed out of the FA Cup via the penalty shootout loss to English Championship side Boro after the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.