Leicester vs Manchester United / Premier League: The clash between the two former Premier League champions are regularly attractive and dynamic. Manchester United won the last three Premier League games against Leicester, and this season’s match finished with a 2-0 win for the Red Devils.
The both sides were eliminated from the Carabao Cup earlier this week. While United rested some of its key players against Bristol City, Leicester went to extra time and was unluckily defeated on penalties by Manchester City.
Leicester entered into good form and notched 4 Premier League wins in a row, with the win against Tottenham as a highlight, before the disappointing performance against Crystal Palace in the previous round, when they were defeated 0-3 at home.
Leicester will embrace the weekend action from the eighth place on the table, with a total of 26 points. When playing at the King Power Stadium, Leicester has 4 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. Regarding the health situation, Claude Puel will have no big troubles in selecting the first eleven for the game, as only Huth and James are only absentees due to injuries.
Manchester United News:
The Red Devils suffered a massive blow in the Carling Cup, as they were eliminated by Bristol City. The Jose Mourinho’s side will definitely look to come back in great fashion this weekend, with aim to keep the distance from the third placed Chelsea and keep the pressure on the leaders Manchester City, if that’s still a real thing.
Eric Bailly will miss the next few months due to ankle injury, Antonio Valencia suffered an injury vs West Brom and Mourinho confirmed that the midfielders Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are still not in combination for the game. In the game against Bristol City, we had the opportunity to watch Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Martial and Rashford together in the attack for the first time, so we can probably expect star-crowded forward line again this weekend.
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Jamie Vardy was the real fans’ favorite in the legendary season when Leicester became Premier League champions. After the disappointing previous season, the England international is back again and leads his team in the efforts to secure European summer with a 7 Premier League goals.
The acquisition of Romelu Lukaku was eagerly anticipated by the Manchester United fans and the Big Rom managed to live up to the expectations, scoring 10 goals and providing 4 assists in the Premier League. Even though he faced a serious goal drought, he returned to scoring ways in the last few games. It is very simple: if Manchester United wants to keep the pursuit after their city rivals, the Belgian will have to be on the top of his game.
Jose Mourinho cannot calculate and must go for the three points against Leicester. Every lost point against teams which are out of the top four contenders will be regarded as big disappointment. Therefore, an away win is the only real deal for United, and if the team performs in line with its potential, Leicester shouldn’t cause troubles for them.