Manchester United vs Leicester City: Predicted Line-ups
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City in action with Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United during the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on March 21, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

After two tough past games for Leicester City, the Foxes will be wanting to turn things around midweek as they look to deny a repeat of the ending of last season. Manchester United have secured a spot in the top four, so they are without desperately needing the win coming into this one. 

Leicester were 3-1 winners over the Red Devils last time out in this fixture in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals, with Brendan Rodgers’ side progressing. The Foxes will be looking to be victorious for the second time this season against Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s men. 

Vavel takes a look at how both sides could line up at Old Trafford Stadium

Manchester United

Solkjaer could be forced into making changes on Tuesday evening, having just one day’s rest after their league game against Aston Villa and one day rest after the game against Leicester. 

Recently, Solskjaer has opted to play Dean Henderson ahead of David De Gea. Henderson could be placed in the shot-stopping role in midweek. Ahead of the keeper could contain a back four of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, and Alex Telles. Harry Maguire limped off against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, so it remains a doubt whether he’ll be available. 

Sitting in front of the Man United backline could be a midfield duo of Scott Mctominay and Nemanja Matic. The midfield could be rotated with Paul Pogba and Fred making room. An attacking three of Mason Greenwood, Donny Van De Beek, and Amad Diallo could take place. Bruno Fernandes could be dropped from the side, to rest him for the derby versus Liverpool

Anthony Martial is out with a knee injury, meaning that Edison Cavani is expected to play as the lone striker against the Foxes. Since Cavani’s move from Paris Saint Germain, the Uruguay international has flourished in England top division. 

Manchester United XI: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Telles; Mctominay, Matic; Greenwood, Van De Beek, Diallo; Cavani. 

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Leicester City

Rodgers' side will be hungry to take all three points on Tuesday night, as they continue their surge for a UEFA Champions League spot. 

In goal is highly likely to be the ever-present, Kasper Schmeichel, who has kept the Foxes in games on numerous occasions this season. Ahead of the Dane, could be a back four of Timothy Castagne, Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana, and Ricardo Pereira. Jonny Evans was injured in the warm-up before the game against Newcastle United, and remains a doubt for the game versus Manchester United. This could force Rodgers into playing a back four. 

Playing in front of the backline, could be a midfield three containing Dennis Praet, Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi. Rodgers could opt for a three in front of the defence, for that little more protection. Playing in behind the strikers is expected to be a creative midfielder, James Maddison, who’s been struggling to make immense recently. 

Playing up top for the Foxes is likely to be the deadly duo of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho. The pair have been sensational, accumulating 21 goals and assists (14 goals, 7 assists) in the 12 starts together they’ve made this season in all competitions. 

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Castagne, Soyuncu, Fofana, Pereira; Ndidi, Tielemans, Praet; Maddison; Iheanacho, Vardy. 

Prediction

Leicester City will be wanting the three points on Tuesday evening, as they look to get back on track for a Champions League finish. Manchester United have secured their spot, so don't have anything to play for. Leicester may have the desire to collect the maximum amount of points. 

0-1 Leicester. 

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