Intro: Manchester United vs Leicester City
The whirlwind week has started for Manchester United as they play 3 matches in 5 days as a result of the protest delayed match last week. Manchester United host Leicester City on Tuesday in a quest to lock down 2nd place in the Premier League. Let’s preview Manchester United vs. Leicester City.
Match Build Up
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League matches against Leicester City (W8 D4). United last lost to the Foxes 5-3 in September 2014 under Louis van Gaal. Leicester City have won one of their last 22 away top-flight visits to Old Trafford against Man Utd (D5 L16), winning 1-0 in 1997-98 with a goal from Tony Cottee.
United have won all three of their Premier League games on a Tuesday this season, scoring 11 goals and conceding none. Manchester United have won each of their last four Premier League home games – they’ve not won five in a row at Old Trafford since March 2018 under José Mourinho.
Manchester United Team News
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to make wholesale changes for the visit of Leicester City to Old Trafford on Tuesday. Although several youngsters could be in the frame for an outing, there are a number of more experienced players who will be hoping for a start.
An update is awaited on the extent of Harry Maguire’s ankle injury but it would appear likely that the skipper is to miss out on another reunion with his former club. Eric Bailly came on for the captain at Villa Park, and Axel Tuanzebe is also an option for an outing in the middle of the defense.
Daniel James is doubtful while Anthony Martial is presumably not yet ready for a return. Amad, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal and Anthony Elanga are among the Under-23s players in contention to be involved, and another is Will Fish after his recent promotion to the B list in the Europa League and the fact that the Reds may be a little light in defense.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Bailly, Telles; Matic, McTominay, Van de Beek; Mata; Greenwood, Cavani