Leicester City v Manchester United – King Power Stadium at 14:05 (UTC/GMT)
Leicester City will play hosts to Manchester United on Sunday at King Power Stadium, hoping to stun the team sitting in the top six of the English Premier League table.
The Foxes broke the ground last Wednesday when they were able to finish their match with Liverpool in a 1-1 draw with the topmost teams in the Premier League standings.
The draw frustrated what could have been a losing streak for Leicester after they lost 4-3 to Wolverhampton and 1-2 to Southampton earlier this month.
Man United, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last seven games and their latest loss was a 3-1 against Liverpool from the previous year.
Recently though, the Red Devils held Burnley in to a 2-2 draw last Tuesday. Earlier this month, they scored a 2-1 win over Brighton, a 0-1 victory against the Tottenham Hotspurs, as well as a 0-2 domination over Newcastle.
Latter in the previous year, United hammered teams Bournemouth, Huddersfield, and Cardiff, scoring 4-1, 3-1, and 1-5 respectively.
While the Red Devils are sixth in the English top-tier table, the Foxes are wild after frustrating their loss to the top teams of the league.
– Injured Daniel Amartey is ruled out in Leicester’s match with United on Sunday after his ankle surgery.
– United’s Paul Pogba picked up what was suspected as groin injury and will have a doubtful appearance on Sunday.
– Youri Tielemans will play for Leicester for the rest of the season after signing a loan deal from Monaco.
– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might change formation in the advent of Pogba’s confirmed absence.
– Leicester’s Harry Maguire broke the chains of injury to play against Liverpool last Wednesday.
– Lingard and Herrera are expected to compose the starting XI of United on Sunday after dropping out from the team in the middle of the week.
– Leicester team manager Claude Puel used a 4-2-3-1 formation in the Foxes’ draw with Liverpool, and he is expected to use this again against the Red Devils after being proven successful.
PROBABLE FORMATION AND STARTING XI
Leicester City: 4-2-3-1
Kasper Schmeichel, Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire, Wes Morgan, Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy, Marc Albrighton, James Maddison, Demarai Gray, Jamie Vardy
Manchester United: 4-3-3
Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sánchez, Fred (Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos), Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young, Victor Lindelöf, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, David De Gea
Jamie Vardy will lead Leicester City in their game with Manchester United on Sunday. The English center-forward had appeared 22 times in the current season and scored seven goals along the way. Those seven goals are made in his 20 appearances in the Premier League with three assists.
James Maddison joined Leicester in July last year, and he already scored five goals and four assists in his 22 appearances in the English top-tier with 334 minutes per goal.
Marcus Rashford plays as center-forward for the Red Devils. He already made 21 appearances for United, scoring eight goals and six assists along the way. He also made a goal in his six plays in Man United’s Champions League campaign.
Jesse Lingard already made four goals and two assists in his 20 appearances for the Red Devils in the English Premier League. Playing as right winger, he had a goal in his one appearance in the FA Cup so far.
Leicester City 2-1 Manchester United
Paul Pogba’s doubtful appearance for Sunday will make huge effects in United’s performance as evident in Solskjaer’s probable change of formation in the advent of the midfielder’s absence. The Red Devils also have further issues with their performances lately when they fell into a draw with Burnley – a team hovering around the league’s relegation zone. Leicester built up great momentum in their draw with the Reds that they will be continuing at King Power against Man United.
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