Manchester United’s players are preparing for a second game in the space of three days.

United host Leicester City on Tuesday night, with Champions League qualification already secured.

While there will be plenty of rotation, United’s players have a good attitude about the challenge ahead.

Nemanja Matic, a second half substitute against both Roma and Aston Villa, says he is ready to play.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka also posted a message with an image of himself receiving a massage, saying he is ready for a quick turnaround.

Will either of them play?

There is a very strong chance Nemanja Matic will start the game against Leicester as United rotate.

Fred has started the last two games, as has Paul Pogba, while Scott McTominay has started one.

Matic has not started a match for United since the 2-0 home win in the Europa League quarter-finals against Granada.

 

His last Premier League start was on March 3 in a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace. This was one of just 10 league games Matic has started all season.

Matic should get to start at least two of the last four league games, with United looking to keep both Fred and Scott McTominay relatively fresh for the Europa League final against Villarreal on May 26.

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Wan-Bissaka should be rested, after starting the last two games.

United have another match against Liverpool on Thursday night, which would be preferable to have Wan-Bissaka playing in.

Brandon Williams would be his replacement if he is rested against Leicester, which seems sensible.

Williams has just seven minutes of Premier League action to his name this season and will be desperate to start a league game for the first time since July 2020, a win away against Leicester.

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