Match Preview: Leicester City vs. Manchester United

Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they head to the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take on an inconsistent Leicester City.

Manchester United have lost just one of their 15 Premier League away games against Leicester (W9 D5), going down 5-3 in September 2014 under Louis van Gaal. However, they did lose 3-1 at the King Power Stadium in the FA Cup last season.

Leicester won their last league meeting with Manchester United 2-1 in May – they’ve not won consecutive league games against the Red Devils since September 1973.

Leicester are winless in four Premier League games (D2 L2), last having a longer winless run in the competition in their final six games under Claude Puel in February 2019 (D1 L5).

Manchester United Team News:

Marcus Rashford is expected to return to the squad, having recovered from a shoulder operation, while Amad Diallo has a chance of being involved after overcoming a thigh issue.

The Red Devils will definitely be without Raphael Varane due to a groin problem, though, while Harry Maguire is also unlikely to play, having not yet returned to training due to a calf injury, so Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are in line to play as the two centre-backs.

Fred and Edinson Cavani will also not be available due to international commitments, meaning that Paul Pogba could drop into a midfield two alongside Scott McTominay, with Jadon Sancho playing off the left, Mason Greenwood off the right, and Bruno Fernandes operating just behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo

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