Leicester City Vs Man Utd Preview: Probable Line-Up, Team News, Key Stats

Leicester City Vs Man Utd Preview

Manchester United would be in action this weekend aftermath of the international break with a trip to face Leicester City in the Premier League contest.

MATCH PREVIEW

The Red Devils form has dipped probably just in the wake of the international break, owing to their 1-0 home loss to Aston Villa which was preceded by a 1-1 draw with Everton at Old Trafford.

United's form has really raised eyebrows with regards to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's managerial onus.

New talismanic signing Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner in the UEFA Champions League against Villarreal in between those fixtures to give the Norwegian boss some breathing space based on pressure related to his teams' performance.

But for the visits to the King Power Stadium, United would be keen to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

While they hope to catch-up with League Leaders Chelsea.The host Leicester would be hoping that the return from the International break would be a turnaround for them.

Though Brendan Rodger's side have failed to match the highs of last season based on their outing this term in the top-flight.

LEICESTER CITY AND MANCHESTER UNITED (TEAM NEWS)

Manchester United have injury worries at the heart of the defence since both skipper Harry Maguire and ex-Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is out injured, despite the former coming out to issue a positive statement about his fitness concerns in the week.

The English defender stated “I still haven't trained yet with the squad, but I am getting better, I am progressing as I should be.

It is obviously a frustrating injury for me to get, but I am progressing and I will be back on the pitch soon'.

South American pair of Fred and Edinson Cavani are hopeful to return from international break very late to play a part, with Brazil facing Uruguay in the early hours of the morning on Friday.

Prediction Analysis

Jamie Vardy has been in top shape despite Leicester's recent struggles in the current campaign.

And with the Leicester veteran striker having rested during the international break after retiring from England National side, he can be expected to take advantage of the absentees in United's defense to prove a point in this one.

And with both sides brimming with plethora of attacking options; Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman for Leicester City.

And the trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood in transition for Manchester United expect the game to end in a possible thriller(with plenty of goals scored).

Prediction Result

Leicester City 2-3 Manchester United

LEICESTER CITY POSSIBLE LINE-UP

Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira,Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Ryan Bertrand; Ademola Lookman, Boubakary Soumare, Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho.

MANCHESTER UNITED POSSIBLE LINE-UP

David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Baily, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Scott Mc Tominay, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo.

KEY STATS

Leicester vs. Man United Key Stats

  • Manchester United have missed 14 big chances, more than any other side bar Liverpool.
  • United have had 120 shots in 7 Premier League fixtures, just over 17 per game.
  • Leicester haven't won a Premier League match since August 28.
  • Leicester have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League matches.
  • Jamie Vardy is joint-top scorer this season with six goals.
  • Çaglar Söyüncü has completed 506 passes this season, the third-highest in the division.
  • Only Illan Meslier (28) and Hugo Lloris (25) have been forced into making more saves than Kasper Schmeichel (23) this season.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Burnley at The King Power Stadium on September 25, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Leicester vs. Man United Head to Head

11 May, 2021: Manchester United 1-2 Leicester City (Premier League)

21 Mar, 2021: Leicester City 3-1 Manchester United (FA Cup)

26 Dec, 2020: Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United (Premier League)

26 Jul, 2020: Leicester City 0-2 Manchester United (Premier League)

14 Sep, 2019: Manchester United 1-0 Leicester City (Premier League)

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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