Leicester City - Manchester United: Reds looking to go top against tough Foxes'
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An unexpected top-of-the-table clash will be held on Saturday evening when second-placed Manchester United take on Premier League leaders Leicester City.

Point to prove

This will be the perfect opportunity for Louis van Gaal’s side to go top of the table with three points meaning that they will leapfrog their opponents.

But the Red Devils will have a point to prove after another frustrating fixture midweek when they played out a goalless draw with PSV Eindhoven in their penultimate Champions League group game which was met by boos from the Old Trafford faithful at full-time

Close call

Despite the criticism, they remain in a strong position and will be looking for another inspired victory like their narrow 2-1 win over Watford last week.

Memphis Depay opened the scoring and looked set for the three points until Troy Deeney equalised late on, but the striker’s bundled the ball over his own goal line late on to hand United the win.

Their form will fill Van Gaal with confidence as they have won ten of the last 11 fixtures with the Foxes with the only defeat coming in the fixture last season when Leicester defeated United 5-3.

Fantastic foxes

Leicester have surprised everyone this season with their excellent start to the campaign as they surprisingly sit top of the pile after 13 games.

After Nigel Pearson just managed to steer them away from what look to be certain relegation, many would have put them as relegation favourites especially when Pearson was replaced by former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri.

Vardy on fire

One of the main reasons why the Foxes have been flying so far has been their star striker Jamie Vardy who is currently the top scorer in the league.

He struck again last weekend to help Leicester to a 3-0 win over Newcastle United, Vardy opened the scoring to score in his tenth successive match before Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki rounded off the win.

Team News

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial made their return during Wednesday’s clash having suffered injuries while on international duty and are expected to start once again.

Van Gaal is expected to make a number of changes with Juan Mata certain to return after coming off the bench on Wednesday. Ashley Young and Phil Jones will be pushing for a recall with either Jesse Lingard or Depay possibly losing their place.

Vardy was removed in the latter stages of last week’s victory, but Ranieri has confirmed the striker will be fit to take on the Red Devils. Matty James is the only player that remains unavailable as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

Leicester City will host Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, November 28 with kick-off at 5:30 PM BST.

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