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Match Preview: Leicester v Man Utd

Both sides come into this on the back of a defeat in the Carabao Cup in midweek, with Leicester having been beaten by Man City while United were dumped out by Bristol City.

Match Details

  • Leicester City v Manchester United
  • King Power Stadium
  • Premier League
  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017
  • Kick off: 19:45 GMT
  • Live on Sky Sports Premier League

Opening Games

Manchester beat a very disappointing Leicester 4-0 in the reverse fixture back in August. Since then United have continued to get results but have slipped 11 points behind Manchester City.

As for Leicester, they sacked manager Craig Shakespeare after a disappointing campaign, and have seen a dramatic improvement under former Southampton boss, Claude Puel, who has lifted the Foxes into eight in the League.

Team News

Wilfred Ndidi returns from a one match suspension, while Robert Huth and Matty James remain sidelined through injury.

Manchester United have no new injury concerns, and are still without Eric Bailly and Michael Carrick. It will be a heavily changed side from the team that were beaten by Bristol City on Wednesday. Antonio Valencia is a doubt.

Predicted Lineups

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez, Gray, Albrighton, Vardy

Manchester United: de Gea, Young, Smalling, Jones, Shaw, Matic Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Rashford, Lukaku


A high scoring game could be on the cards, although Jose Mourinho will be cautious of the counter attack. 2-2

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