Predicted Manchester United line-up v Leicester City

Manchester United return to action against Leicester City on Saturday.

United’s last visit to Leicester was a 3-1 FA Cup defeat last season, while the Premier League game finished 2-2.

Both sides have injury problems going into the fixture, with Leicester without key stars Wilfred Ndidi and Wesley Fofana out injured.

United are expected to be without both Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane due to injury.

Photo by Tom Purslow/Tom Purslow


How will United cope with double blow?

Both Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are fit and so they are expected to be United’s pairing in defence.

This will mean there should be little appetite to make further changes at full-back, with Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka likely to start.

It also increases the potential need for a defensive shield in midfield, with Nemanja Matic likely to start.

A midfield pairing of Matic and Paul Pogba is more likely than the McTominay-Fred axis.

Matic rested up during the break while Fred played less than 24 hours ago for Brazil.

The other reasoning for bringing Pogba into central midfield is the return of Marcus Rashford.

Rashford’s return changes it up

Whether Rashford will start is uncertain, as United do have Pogba who can play on the left, while Anthony Martial started there last time out.

But Rashford has spent the break working at close quarters with United’s coaches and Mason Greenwood, and they will be tempted to throw both in alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jadon Sancho would have to settle for a place on the bench, with a view to a potential start against Atalanta.

Bruno Fernandes may retain his place in attack too, although there is a case to put Jesse Lingard in and save the Portuguese star for Wednesday night.

Thoughts? Comment Below
LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment
Dan is still wondering what would have happened if United had kept Juan Veron...