Manchester United vs Leicester City: Things to look out for
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester shoots past Nemanja Matic of Man Utd during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 14, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

Manchester United take on Leicester City, the Foxes are 4th in the league table, seven points the difference between both teams in the Premier League standings. The Reds beat Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday evening with Edinson Cavani finishing the game off in style, a pinpoint header in the late stages sealing the three points.

There were also goals from Bruno Fernandes in the 52nd minute from the spot and Mason Greenwood in the 56th minute which secured the victory. The Manchester outfit now take this spirited second-half performance which was the difference once again, to home turf as they look to surpass a tough Brendan Rodgers team.

The last time United played the Foxes at Old Trafford in the Premier League was on September 14 2019, the contest ending with just the solitary goal. Marcus Rashford from the spot in the 8th minute gave the Reds all three points as Leicester were frustrated by a solid United defence. Below is all you need to know ahead of the Premier League contest at Old Trafford.

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  • What team is Solskjaer likely to go for?

United find themselves sweating over the fitness of Harry Maguire, who was taken off at Villa Park with a suspected ankle problem and is highly unlikely to be ready for Tuesday's game. The centre back joins Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Phil Jones in the United treatment room, and given the extremely tight turnaround of fixtures, Solskjaer will look to rotate his reinforcements. 

Eric Bailly as a result should fill the left-hand side by virtue of Maguire's absence in defence, while players such as the likes of Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic and maybe even Donny Van de Beek could benefit from some necessary changes. Amad Diallo, Shola Shoretire and Anthony Elanga are among the under-23 players in contention to be involved as is Will Fish after his recent promotion to the B list in the UEFA Europa League and the fact that the Reds may be a little light in defence. 

  •   Head-to-Head

26 Aug 2017, Manchester United v Leicester City, (W) 2-0, Premier League.

10 Aug 2018, Manchester United v Leicester City, (W) 2-1, Premier League. 

14 Sep 2019, Manchester United v Leicester City, (W) 1-0, Premier League.

  • Possible Starting XI?

Henderson; Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Bailly, Telles; Matic, McTominay; Van de Beek, Mata, Greenwood, Cavani.

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