Manchester United travel to Leicester this weekend, with both sides set to return to their path to Premier League victory.
United drew 1-1 with a fit Everton side last time around, but only start this weekend’s games just two points away from first place.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under fire for his last performance after deciding to put Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.
United lost their previous game 1-0 to Aston Villa and need to find some consistency ahead of Christmas.
Leicester have struggled in recent times as well and despite a 2-0 lead at Crystal Palace last time around, they ended up conceding two late goals to share the loot.
Leicester vs Man United: date and time
Leicester will host United at King Power Stadium on Saturday, October 16.
The Premier League clash kicks off at 3 p.m.
The match ended in a 2-2 draw on Boxing Day last season after his own goal against Axel Tuanzebe.
Leicester vs Man United: how to follow
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However, talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham will be at King Power to keep you updated on any goals as they go.
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Leicester v Manchester United: team news
Leicester have a number of injury issues ahead of the clash with United.
Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans could be fit to return for the Foxes.
Vardy suffered a chest injury in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace and received lengthy treatment, but is expected to return alongside Evans who is expected to return from illness.
Wilfred Ndidi is a major doubt after suffering a hamstring injury ahead of the international break and this game is expected to come too soon for the midfielder.
James Justin is not far from a return from a nasty knee injury, but is set to miss, while Wesley Fofana is a long-time absent.
United should be boosted by the return of Marcus Rashford to their squad.
The forward has been out for several months after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury, but has returned to full training and is expected to be in contention.
However, doubts remain about the physical form of defensive duo Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane.
Maguire injured his calf before the international break and was therefore excluded from English service. The game with Leicester could therefore come too soon.
As for Varane, the France international suffered a thigh injury in the UEFA Nations League clash with Spain – an injury that could rule him out for several weeks.
Leicester v Manchester United: the statistics of the match
- Leicester won their last league encounter with Manchester United 2-1 in May – they haven’t won consecutive league games against the Red Devils since September 1973.
- Manchester United have lost only one of their 15 away Premier League games to Leicester (W9 D5), losing 5-3 in September 2014 under Louis van Gaal. However, they lost 3-1 at King Power Stadium in the FA Cup last season.
- Leicester are looking to win three consecutive meetings with Manchester United in all competitions for the first time since November 1901.
- Leicester are winless in four Premier League games (D2 L2), the latter having a longer winless streak in the competition in their last six games under Claude Puel in February 2019 (D1 L5).
- Leicester have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League games (1-0 against Wolves in MD1), while Foxes could concede more than 2 goals in four consecutive games in the competition for the first time since December 2017.
- Manchester United are looking to extend their unbeaten away record in the league to 30 games (W19 D10). The Red Devils have not conceded more than once in their last 15 road games (7 conceded in total), their longest such run in the football championship.
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s only previous appearance against Leicester in his career was a 1-0 win for Man Utd at Old Trafford in April 2004 (Gary Neville scoring the winner). The Foxes are said to be the 120th different opponent Ronaldo has scored against in his club career if he finds the net here.
- Leicester forward Jamie Vardy has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances – the only player older than Vardy will be on game day (34 years old 278d) in Premier League history to score in four consecutive appearances is Gary McAllister in May 2001 for Liverpool (36a 127d).
- Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard has been involved in six goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Leicester (3 goals, 3 assists). Against any team he has not been involved in more goals in the competition (also 6 against Arsenal).
- Manchester United have the player with the most chances created (Bruno Fernandes, 23), the most chances created on set pieces (Luke Shaw, 11) and the most assists (Paul Pogba, 7) in the Premier League so far this season.