With October International football Week ending on Friday 15th October for all Continents, Premier league will return on Saturday 16th with its usual action packed league matches. Seven(7) league matches will premier on Saturday, another two(2) on Sunday while Arsenal and Crystal Palace will battle it out on Monday Night football.
Leicester City and Manchester United will lock horns in one of the matches on Saturday, with both teams hoping to improve their league standing.
Ahead of the match at King Power Stadium, 03:00pm(GM +1), Let’s look at Manchester United team News, previous meetings between Leicester city and Manchester United, their Recent Form And Likely Team Set Up By Ole Gunnar.
Manchester United Team News
Barring any further setback, Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo are back from their shoulder and Thigh respective injuries and have resumed first team training while Harry Maguire is still out with a Calf injury. Raphael Varane was substituted in the closing minutes of First half at San Siro against Spain in the final of the UEFA Nations league, casting doubt on his availability on Saturday. Manchester United team have no suspension with Wan-Bissaka red card in the champions league not related to domestic actions.
Goalkeepers: De Gea, Dean Henderson, Tom Heaton.
Defenders: Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailey, Phil Jones, Diogo dalot, Alex Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw.
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Fred, Scot McTominay, Donny Van de Beek, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Jadon Sancho.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Mason Greenwood, Edison Cavani, Anthony Martial, Anthony Elanga, Marcus Rashford, Amad Diallo.
Doubts: Raphael Varane.
Previous Meetings Between Leicester City And Manchester United, And Their Recent Form.
The first meeting Leicester City and Manchester United was in league division two, on 22nd September 1894, when Leicester City was called Leicester Fosse and Manchester United called Newton Heath. United triumphed 3-2 away to Leicester City, but played out a 2-2 draw at Bank street Clayton, in the reverse fixture. Since then, both teams have meet 133-times in all competitions, with Manchester United winning 68-times, losing 35-times and drawn 30-times.
The Red Devils have won three(3), lost one(1) and drawn two(2) of their last six(6) visit to King Power Stadium.
Two consecutive winless league matches against Aston Villa and Everton means Ole Gunnar and his men must improve against a Leicester city side that must be aiming to improve their league standing after claiming just two(2) wins after seven(7) league matches.
Likely Team Set Up By Ole Gunnar
Ole Gunnar should opt for a 4-3-1-2 or 4-4-2 formation against the foxes. This match may appear too early for Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo, and should not be involved.
De Gea should continue between the goal. With Raphael Varane a doubt, it is ideal that he is rested while Eric Bailey and Victor Lindelof should be entrusted in the central defence. With no better option than Wan-Bissaka in the right back, he should start in the right side defence while Luke Shaw should start in the left side.
In the two man Midfield, Scot McTominay should start alongside Van De Beek and Jesse Lingard with Paul Pogba likely to be rested after playing in all France’s matches in the international week. Bruno Fernandes should start in the No.10 role behind Mason Greenwood and Cristiano Ronaldo in a two man forward.
Manchester United 4-3-1-2 Line Ups
Manchester United 4-4-2 Line Ups
Predicted Match Outcome
Manchester United are winless against the foxes in the past three(3) matches in all competitions, something that is likely to continue if Ole Gunnar doesn’t get his tactics right. However, should Ole Gunnar’s first team players stay fit after the conclusion of the international, Manchester United are likely to win.