Man United vs Leicester: Full Red Devils injury list and predicted XI

Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) /
Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) /

Leicester City are unbeaten against Manchester United in their last four meetings, including an historic 3-1 win last year in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

The Foxes are on an encouragingly positive run at present and will be looking to consolidate their place in the top half of Premier League table. In the last match at King Power Stadium, the hosts outplayed Brentford with the help of two stunning goals from James Maddison and Timothy Castagne.

This season Leicester have already beaten Harry Maguire’s captained side in a close 4-2 clash; that outcome ended Man United’s 29 match unbeaten away run. Brendan Rodgers’ team will travel to Old Trafford on Saturday and shall aim to recreate their triumph of last season; a match in which LCFC Academy graduate Luke Thomas scored a ‘worldie’. Moreover, this game is of utmost importance to the hosts, too, as they seek a Champions League place. A loss this weekend may further result into an increased gap between MUFC and Arsenal.

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The visitors have been struggling heavily from injuries this campaign. Wilfred Ndidi is already out for the remainder of the term, and Jamie Vardy won’t be back for couple of weeks. Although, Jonny Evans is back to face his former club.

In the opponents’ camp there were two or three injury scares during international duties when the players were with their respective countries. According to official website, Luke Shaw was absent in their defeat to Atletico Madrid in Champions League but later returned for England’s fixture against Switzerland and Ivory Coast so is assumed ready.

Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes were also taken off in the closing stages of their Champions League’s Round of 16 clash but they played for Scotland and Portugal respectively during the International break. Edinson Cavani is already having a frustrating season with his fitness and playing time, is a doubt for the upcoming domestic game. However, there are no suspensions in Ralf Rangnick’s team.

This match is vital for the Red Devils in their bid to finish in a top four position. Henceforth, they will be going with their best eleven. Foxes of Leicester’s predicted United lineup is as such:

David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire (C), Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho, Fred, Scott McTominay, Anthony Elanga, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Expected Leicester City XI:

Kasper Schmeichel (C) , James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Jannik Vestergaard, Caglar Soyuncu, Timothy Castagne, Nampalys Mendy, Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Patson Daka, Kelechi Iheanacho.