We look at the team news as Man United host in-form Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The Foxes are coming off the back of three successive victories across all competitions. Meanwhile, the Red Devils recently played a thrilling 2-2 draw against FC Barcelona at the Nou Camp and now their focus returns to Premier League duties.
Leicester are in fine attacking form, scoring four goals in back-to-back wins over Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho have been in impressive form, contributing to their climb up the table and away from the threat of relegation. United themselves are in excellent form too, having won 14 of their last 18 matches across all competitions.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the injured duo of James Maddison and Youri Tielemans will be ready for the upcoming weekend match against Man United. The Belgian midfielder, who missed the win against Spurs due to a calf injury, is likely to make a return to the starting XI.
Boubakary Soumare is also set to come back after being out for almost two months, but Jonny Evans will miss out against his former club. James Justin and Ryan Bertrand will remain long-term absentees owing to injuries, although Bertrand is close to returning to the pitch.
Regrettably, Man United midfielder Casemiro, who was happy to return to Spain following his move from Real Madrid last summer, will not be able to participate against Leicester City as he serves the last game of his three-match domestic ban. Meanwhile, Antony is also expected to miss out due to a minor injury, and Scott McTominay is still uncertain to play.
Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek will remain unavailable due to long-term injuries. However, Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer are back in the running for selection after being suspended for one game due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
Player To Watch Out For – Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho has demonstrated an array of skills and abilities during his time at the King Power Stadium. As a forward, his pace, dribbling, and ability to create goal-scoring opportunities have made him a valuable asset to the team. He has also shown an impressive ability to finish with both feet, allowing him to score crucial goals for Leicester.
One of Iheanacho’s most notable strengths is his ability to score goals from outside the penalty area. He has a powerful shot, which he uses to great effect to score from distance. He has also displayed excellent movement and positioning in the box, enabling him to score with headers and tap-ins.
The Nigerian’s vision and creativity in the final third have also been important to Leicester’s success. He has a keen eye for a pass and can often pick out his teammates with precision, setting them up for goal-scoring opportunities. His ability to link up with fellow attackers, such as Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes, has been a key factor for the Foxes.
Overall, Iheanacho’s technical skills, combined with his intelligent movement and positioning on the field, have made him an essential player for Leicester City, and a significant contributor to the team’s success.
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Manchester United Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1):
David De Gea(GK); Diogo Dalot(RB), Raphael Varane(CB), Lisandro Martinez(CB), Luke Shaw(LB); Marcel Sabitzer(CM), Fred(CM); Jadon Sancho(RW), Bruno Fernandes(CAM), Marcus Rashford(LW); Wout Weghorst(ST).
Man United 2-1 Leicester City
Although Manchester United have been producing strong performances lately, particularly at home, their defensive abilities have been below par in recent weeks. Nevertheless, it is expected that they will be able to secure a victory in their upcoming match against the Foxes.
On the other hand, Leicester City seem to have been completely rejuvenated since Maddison’s return and may be feeling confident that they can extend their winning streak against Man United.
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