When?: Saturday 12:30 K.O
Where? Old Trafford
Premier League champions Leicester City travel to title hopefuls Manchester United this weekend for Saturday’s early kick-off.
The hosts had lost three games on the trot before the midweek EFL Cup win over Northampton Town, while Claudio Ranieri’s men were in good form before Chelsea shocked them at the King Power to come back from two goals down on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho has yet to put a stamp on United this season, despite spending a record amount of money in the summer. Paul Pogba, the world’s most expensive player, has yet to start firing, with pundits already questioning whether he was worth the barbaric sum. The Portuguese coach was experimented with the 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 and has yet to find the formulae for success, but all it takes is one positive result and performance for momentum to swing.
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Leicester are unlikely to win the league this term, but have adapted to their role as champions by playing a more exciting, offensive brand of football.
It cost them against Liverpool, but helped them batter Brugge in the Champions League and beat Burnley comfortably in the top flight last weekend. In Islam Slimani, Jamie Vardy has a genuine partner with aerial ability and a physical presence, and the Leicester pair have the ability to put United’s defence to the sword if on song.
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Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Shaw, Bailly, Blind, Pogba, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, Rashford, Ibrahimovic
Leicester City: Zieler, Simpson, Fuchs, Morgan, Huth, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Amartey, Albrighton, Vardy, Slimani