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Match Preview: Leicester City vs Manchester United

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Leicester City vs Manchester United | Premier League | King Power Stadium| 26/07/2020 KO: 16:00 GMT | Sky Sports

Forget the FA Cup, Forget the Europa League next month. Manchester United’s biggest game of the season falls on the final day of the Premier League. 1 point against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will see Manchester United return amongst Europe’s elite in the Champions League. Where many believe the club belongs.

How Do Manchester United Look?

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There is no mistake in saying that the confidence that once oozed from Manchester United has now dried up. The embarrassing performance in the cup against Chelsea has seemingly left United devoid of any ideas in relation to creativity.

Many would argue that the biggest factor that has led to a dip in performance is the absence of Luke Shaw. The Left back sustained an Ankle injury against his old club Southampton which ruled him out for the semi-final, Crystal Palace, and West Ham. On Luke Shaw, the Manchester United manager was adamant that he wasn’t “going to rule anything out”. The same stands for Eric Bailly who has been out due to a head injury.

Our last fixture saw Aaron Wan Bissaka benched in favour of Timothy Fosu Mensah. However, after being subbed on at half time, it is likely that Wan Bissaka will find himself back in the team.

Opposition: Leicester City

After starting the season promisingly, even at times pushing Liverpool and Man City at the summit, Leicester have found themselves in a last-minute scrap for Champions League. Pre Lockdown, the foxes found themselves with an 8 point buffer above Manchester United in 3rd. The red devils were in 5th at the time.

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Fast forward to now, the two clubs have had polarised treatment by the league since returning. Manchester United, now in 3rd with have equalled Leicester’s goal difference and hold all the cards.

Leicester have been savaged by injuries, a department where until now United have been lucky in. Leicester will be without Ricardo Pereira, James Maddison, Fuchs and Ben Chilwell due to injury. Caglar Soyuncu will miss the fixture after receiving a red card in their defeat to Bournemouth.

In terms of their recent results, Leicester suffered a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Mourinho’s Spurs in their last outing. Leicester are a team with injuries and low on confidence, however, they have it all to play for against us which makes them dangerous.

Key Stats: United vs Leicester

Leicester Have won just one of their 13 Premier League games at home against Manchester United (D4, L8), beating them 5-3 in September 2014.

The Foxes are averaging just 1.1 points per game in the Premier League since the restart compared to their earlier 1.8 prior to Lockdown.

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Should Harry Maguire start the game on Sunday Afternoon, he will become the first Outfield Manchester United player since Gary Pallister in the 94/95 season to start every game in a Premier League campaign for the red devils.


2-0 Manchester United with Goals from Greenwood and Rashford.

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