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Manchester United vs Leicester City: Match preview, team news and predicted lineups

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Manchester United will be hosting Leicester City on Saturday. The fixture will take place at 10:00 pm IST on 2nd April at Old Trafford. Manchester United will be playing their 30th match of the league whereas Leicester City will be playing their 28th match of the league. Their previous meeting saw Leicester City trash United with a 4-2 scoreline.

Manchester United are fighting for a top-four spot and even a draw is a bad result for them right now. Knowing how dangerous Leicester can be, United have to be at their best form on Saturday. They have struggled massively this season but this is the point where they have to collect themselves. They could miss out on the Champions League next season despite having few of the best players in the world.

Manchester United Premier League form: W W D L W

Leicester City could do the double over Manchester United for the second time in their history after the 1973-74 season. They have not been the side that we saw last season but do possess a serious threat and are capable of causing an upset. They could repeat their 4-2 victory against United earlier this season but this United side have improved a bit and it will be tough for Leicester City.

Leicester City Premier League form: L W W L W

Team News

Manchester United vs Leicester City: The Red Devils team news

Just as when Manchester United thought that they could see more of Edinson Cavani, he picked up an injury in the international break with Uruguay. He has picked up a calf injury and has become a major doubt to face Leicester City.

Mason Greenwood obviously remains out of the squad and he is suspended by the club for the illegal activities off the pitch. United could start the same lineup that started against Atletico Madrid only Anthony Elanga could start ahead of Marcus Rashford.

Manchester United’s possible starting lineup

David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matic, Fred, Bruno Fernandes; Anthony Elanga, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho

Leicester City vs Manchester United: The Foxes team news

Jonny Evans and Timothy Castagne both returned for Leicester in their 2-1 win over Brentford. Moreover, Wesley Fofana also made his comeback when Leicester played Rennes. This will give Brendan Rodgers more options in the defense.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers will be providing further team news in his press conference later in the day. He will set up a strong team to defeat Manchester United as they did earlier and do a double over the Red Devils.

Leicester City’s possible starting lineup

Kasper Schmeichel; James Justin, Daniel Amartey, Caglar Soyuncu, Timothy Castagne; Youri Tielemans, Nampalys Mendy; James Maddison, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes; Kelechi Iheancaho

Our Predictions

Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City

Manchester United will be more motivated to get a win against Leicester. However, they are very vulnerable at the back and could end up compromising their result. Since United have more to fight for, they could get be a bit better than Brendan Rodgers’ side. This should help them in the race for the top four and might also give them a confidence boost.

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