Manchester United vs Leicester Match Preview


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Manchester United has come out of the blocks flying with 2 wins out of 2 matches, with both recording 4 – 0 on both occasions, against West ham and Swansea. The revolution has been led by Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku striking up chemistry through midfield and attack.

Lukaku seems at home as the No. 9, and his intelligent movement has given his new team a host of new possibilities.

United struggled to kill teams off in the Premier League last season, but it seems they have turned the corner.

Manchester United injury concerns.

Ashley Young and Luke Shaw returned to action with the Under-23s on Monday but are not yet ready to feature, while Marcos Rojo has been back in training after a knee injury. Despite signing a new one-year deal on Thursday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not expected to be fit to feature until after Christmas.

Manchester United will be bidding to continue their impressive start to the season when they host Leicester on Saturday.

Leicester bounced back from their opening day season defeat to Arsenal by beating Brighton 2 – 0 and then recording a 4-1 win at Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup during the week.

Manager Craig Shakespeare is aware of the test they face this weekend though.

“It will be a massive challenge but we look forward to that challenge,” he said. “We have had a couple of good results recently and we need to take that confidence into that game, but we know what stands before us.”

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Leicester City injury concerns.

Captain Wes Morgan and striker Jamie Vardy could both be back in Leicester’s starting line-up. Both players were left nursing injuries following the home win over Brighton but Morgan’s back complaint has eased and Vardy is fit again after a foot problem.

Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and Papy Mendy (ankle) have resumed full training while Kelechi Iheanacho has also been able to train.

Leicester City have scored in all but one of their 15 Premier League matches under Shakespeare and striker Vardy has scored in eight of these games.

Manchester United, who have won their opening two Premier League games by a four-goal margin, haven’t won three consecutive league games by such a margin or greater since October 1907.

Romelu Lukaku will be looking to become the first Manchester United player to score in each of their opening three Premier League appearances for the club.

 

Match Time

Man United vs Leicester City
26th of August, 5:30 PM
Old Trafford.

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