Manchester United will take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the eighth gameweek of the Premier League. Manchester United shared points against Everton in their last match, while Leicester are winless in their last four games. The Red Devils are currently fourth in the table, with 14 points from their opening seven matches of the season, while Leicester sit on 13th, picking up just eight points from seven games.
Leicester City have had a disappointing start to the season as they have only won two games from seven. They gave away a two-goal lead in their last game and had to settle for a draw against Crystal Palace. Leicester were most dominant on the right flank while attacking the opposition goal and can use the same strategy against Manchester United, as their left-back has the tendency to charge up the pitch to support his attackers. Leicester can create opportunities on the break because Manchester United have been vulnerable to counter attacks as seen in the Everton game.
Jamie Vardy has been Leicester’s best source for goals as he has scored six goals and is the joint top scorer in the league alongside Mohamed Salah. Vardy has consistently been a threat to opposing defences and create space in the penalty area to attempt a shot on goal. Jamie Vardy will be a serious concern for the United defence as they will be without their first-choice centre-back pairing.
Manchester United have not been able to score a lot of goals recently and will be in dire need of their playmakers to create chances for their attackers. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested Paul Pogba in their last game against Everton and it could be seen that United lacked the flair in the midfield that the Frenchman creates. Pogba has provided seven assists so far for and will be a key figure for his team on Saturday.
The Red Devils will definitely be without Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire due to injuries, so Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are in line to play as the two centre-backs. Manchester United will have to rely on their firing power against Leicester with these changes in their defence.
Leicester City predicted line-up:
Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Bertrand, Lookman, Soumare, Tielemans, Barnes, Vardy, Iheanacho.
Manchester United predicted line-up:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho, Ronaldo.
Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways as they have stuttered on a few occasions in the recent weeks. While, the FA Cup holders will view this match as the perfect chance to kickstart their season, and they are unbeaten in their last three games against Man United in all competitions, including a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League back in May.