Rojo out – Manchester United Line up For Leicester City

Leicester City will look to cement their place as Premier League leaders when they host title hopefuls Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Foxes start the weekend one point clear of United at the top of the table as they bid to continue to their impressive form under the tinkerer Claudio Ranieri.

Leicester have gone far beyond surprising people with their form this season as they find themselves on top of the premier league table.

Although Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has warned that he has already beaten Van Gaal thrice before and that his side cannot be underestimated.

“Manchester United is a great challenge. They are a giant of world football and Van Gaal is one of the top coaches around”.

“I remember well. Back in 1999, my team won 3-2 against Barcelona in the quarter of the Copa del Rey. We beat them again 4-3 at the Mestalla in the return leg and 4-2 at the Camp Nou again in a La Liga game”.

Team News

Van Gaal is likely to make changes to the side that drew with PSV, with Juan Mata expected to feature in the tie against Leicester.

Jesse Lingard or Memphis Depay could lose their spot in the first team, while Ashley Young and Phil Jones are both pushing for recalls.

Ranieri removed Vardy in the closing stages of last weekend’s win over Newcastle, but the Leicester boss has confirmed that the striker is fit for the visit of the Red Devils.

Matty James remains the only Leicester player unavailable as he continues his recovery from a knee injury picked up in May.

Leicester possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton, Mahrez; Ulloa, Vardy

Man Utd possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Young, Smalling, Jones, Blind; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Lingard, Rooney, Mata; Martial

Key Stats

Leicester have won their last 4 matches in the Premier League.

Man Utd have won 10 of their last 11 matches against Leicester in all competitions.


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