Manchester United travel to Leicester City on Saturday looking to close the gap on rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
Pep Guardiola’s side have dropped just two points after 18 fixtures and sit 11 points clear of United going into this round of games.
Leicester lie eighth in the division going into the game and are beaten only by the two Manchester clubs in terms of points won over the last six outings.
|Game||Leicester City vs Manchester United|
|Date||Saturday, December 2017|
|Time||19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Premier League and by streamed online via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
In the United States (US), the Premier League can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).
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SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic|
|Defenders||Simpson, Chilwell, Morgan, Huth, Maguire, Dragovic, Benalouane, Knight|
|Midfielders||Gray, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez, Choudhury|
|Forwards||Iheanacho, Vardy, Musa, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa|
Claude Puel fielded a weakened team against Manchester City on Tuesday but will revert to his strongest XI on Saturday.
Jamie Vardy will replace Kelechi Iheanacho at the vanguard of the attack, while Kasper Schmeichel will return to goal in place of Ben Hamer.
Potential starting XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Iborra, Mahrez, Gray, Albrighton, Vardy.
|Position||Manchester United players|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Pereira, Romero|
|Defenders||Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo, Jones, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe|
|Midfielders||Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Fellaini, Matic, Mitchell, McTominay|
|Forwards||Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Rashford, Martial|
Paul Pogba returned to the squad against Bristol City having served a three-match ban and the midfielder will start again on Saturday.
Romelu Lukaku will replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the focal point in attack, despite the 36-year-old scoring in the Carabao Cup tie at Ashton Gate.
Potential starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Lingard, Rashford; Lukaku.
BETTING & GAME ODDS
Manchester United are clear favourites to win the game, with William Hill placing the Red Devils at 17/20. A home win is priced at 18/5, with a draw 13/5.
United will be confident going into the game, having lost just one of their last 12 league visits to Leicester (W7 D4), a 5-3 defeat in September 2014.
Mourinho’s side have won their past three Premier League away games and have lost just two of nine so far this season. They have, though, conceded in each of their last five.
Leicester were beaten 3-0 at home by Crystal Palace last time out but had won four consecutive games previously.
Vardy, who will be coming into the side, is still one goal shy of hitting 50 in the Premier League – his first in the competition came in Leicester’s 5-3 win over Man Utd in September 2014, while he set the record for most consecutive Premier League games scored in by a player (11) with his strike against the Red Devils in November 2015.
Saturday’s clash is the final game for both clubs before Christmas day.