Leicester Vs Man United
On Saturday the 16th of October Manchester United travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City.
Manchester United go into the game in 4th position while the Foxes start the game in 13th.
Recent Leicester Vs Man United meetings…
The Reds are without a win in their last 3 meetings against this weekend’s opposition in all competitions.
Leicester have been victorious in the last two meetings by a score of 2-1 (Premier League) and 3-1 (FA Cup quarter-final)
The most famous Leicester Vs Man United meeting result between these two sides came back in 2014 when Leicester won 5-3 in front of a packed King power.
In the game United were leading 3-1 after goals from Angel Di Maria, Robin Van Persie and Ander Herrera with half an hour remaining and the 3 points looked as if they were heading back to Manchester.
But Nigel Pearson’s men had different ideas and scored 4 goals in the last half an hour to complete a wonderful comeback and in the process ruin numerous football bets that weekend.
It was not known then but the game would go down as one of the most memorable Premier League games of all time.
Pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Before the international break pressure was beginning to mount on Ole with many people calling for him to lose his job.
Despite the massive transfer window that Man United had seeing the arrivals of Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and the icon Cristiano Ronaldo, United looked like the side of last season.
Conceding sloppy goals and dropping points in games in which they’d be backed to get 3 points have been one of the reasons in which many feel Ole isn’t the right man to guide United back to success.
Also, the amount of changes from week to week has led to many questioning if Solskjaer even knows his best starting 11.
The bad form of Man United…
Before the international break, United were going through a sticky patch in terms of form.
In their previous Premier League game, Manchester United dropped points against Everton.
The game ended 1-1, Anthony Martial scored the goal for United before Everton’s new inform winger Andros Townsend bagged an equaliser and celebrated in front of the Old Trafford crowd by doing the famous ‘Suuu’ celebration done by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The game saw Ronaldo start on the bench which caused a huge talking point before the game even started.
The conversations surrounding Ronaldo then got louder after he stormed off down the tunnel once the full-time whistle had been blown.
In the game before the visit of Everton to Manchester, United was defeated by Aston Villa after a late Kourtney Hause goal.
These past 2 results mean United are without a win in their last 2 Premier League matches and hope this run of poor form can be ended when they play Leicester.
No Maguire or Varane for Leicester Vs Man United meeting…
Manchester United are expected to be without their first-choice centre back partnership.
Harry Maguire picked up a knock before the Everton fixture resulting in him not being selected for the latest England squad.
It is expected that Maguire still isn’t match ready so therefore will miss out on playing against his former side.
Raphael Varane is also expected to miss Saturday’s game along with a few more important games in the following weeks.
Varane was substituted in the Nations League final game against Spain while on international duty with France.
It is believed that Varane picked up a groin injury and will be sidelined for a ‘few weeks’
Despite the international break and not having a game, this hasn’t stopped rumours surrounding the Leicester boss Brenden Rodgers.
As a result of the takeover of Newcastle United reports are saying that the new owners are keen on bringing Rodgers into the club as a replacement for Steve Bruce.
This does not come as a surprise to those who watch and follow football regularly because the job that Brenden Rodgers has done is one to be admired.
In his 3 seasons in charge at the King Power, he has taken the Foxes to 9th and back to back 5th place finishes.
As a result of these impressive seasons may have begun to include Leicester in the same conversation when talking about the top 6 sides in the league.
But despite the links, it is believed that Rodgers is not keen on the move to the North East and instead believes there is much more to achieve with the current squad at his disposal.
Leicester’s disappointing start…
The beginning of the season for the Foxes has been far from ideal.
Leicester are without a win in their last 4 Premier League fixtures, drawing their last two games by a scoreline of 2-2 and previously losing by Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion.
In their last Premier League fixture City let a 2-0 lead slip away against Crystal Palace. Leicester took the lead after goals from Iheanancho and Vardy in the first half.
But goals from new signing Michael Olise and former Leicester man Jeffrey Schlupp saw Palace come away with a point from the game.
Leicester’s last victory was away at Norwich by 2 goals to 1 and will hope they can get back to winning ways on Saturday.
Despite the disappointing start to the season, it isn’t all negative.
Jamie Vardy has already bagged a total of 6 Premier League goals this season and at the age of 34, he is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Vardy goes into Saturday’s game full of confidence and in form after scoring 3 goals in his last 2 Premier League appearances.
Also as a result of injuries in the defence of Manchester United, Jamie Vardy will believe he can add to his goal tally and help his side pick up all 3 points.
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