Confirmed Manchester United line-up v Leicester

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his starting eleven for Manchester United’s Premier League meeting with Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

The big news is captain Harry Maguire starts while Marcus Rashford is named on the bench.

This is how Manchester United line-up for the game:

Here is how the team compares to our predicted XI for the game. 


It’s fair to say we didn’t expect Maguire to be back from his injury so soon after just one day of training.

This is an important game for United, starting a run of tricky matches to come through October.

There has not been too much time to prepare after the international break but it is important that United put in a cohesive and convincing team performance.

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Paul Pogba starts at the heart of the United midfield, alongside Nemanja Matic, who has been recalled to the side.

Mason Greenwood and Jason Sancho will play either side of Cristiano Ronaldo in attack.

Scott McTominay is alongside Marcus Rashford on the bench, where there is no Anthony Martial.

There is also no place for Fred or Edinson Cavani after their international exploits for Brazil and Uruguay.

Donny van de Beek is again among the substitutes, alongside Eric Bailly, who might have expected to start here.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.