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Premier League 2018-19, Leicester City vs Manchester United: Preview, Team News, Predicted XI 

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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1.12K   //    03 Feb 2019, 08:34 IST

A Fergie time strike was needed by Manchester United to ensure a draw against Burnley in their last match
A Fergie time strike was needed by Manchester United to ensure a draw against Burnley in their last match

Leicester City will be looking to get another good result over a Top-six side after the Foxes recorded victories against Manchester City and Chelsea while drawing away against Liverpool at Anfield.

Manchester United, on the other hand, will be looking to continue with their unbeaten run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils will be hoping to reduce the gap to the fourth and last Champions League place to two points after Chelsea defeated Huddersfield yesterday.


Team News

Leicester City

Tielemans could make his first appearance for the Foxes today after his deadline day move to Leicester
Tielemans could make his first appearance for the Foxes today after his deadline day move to Leicester

Claude Puel has an almost full-strength squad to call upon with midfielder Daniel Amartey (broken ankle) the sole injury concern in the team.

Former Red Devil Johnny Evans is likely to start against Manchester United after his impressive partnership with Harry Maguire kept the Liverpool attacking trio at bay most of the time last match.

New signing Youri Tielemens is available for the Foxes but is unlikely that the young AS Monaco loanee will make his first start for Leicester City today.

Manchester United

The Manchester United French duo is expected start against Leicester City
The Manchester United French duo is expected start against Leicester City
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was optimistic about the chances of French duo of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial participation in today's match with the former appeared to sustain a knock against Burnley while the latter missed out last time with injury.

Marcus Rojo still remains on the sideline while Chris Smalling has returned from injury, making the bench in the match against Burnley.

Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera are expected to be back in the starting XI after being benched in their last match.


Probable Lineup

Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Jones, Dalot; Herrera, Pogba, Matic; Rashford, Martial, Lingard

Leicester City (4-4-1-1): Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Maddison, Mendy, Ndidi, Gray; Albrighton, Vardy

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