English Premier League: Leicester City vs Manchester United: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Solskjær on the tough weeks coming up: ‘We’re looking forward to this run’

Manchester United’s coach Solskjær talks about the upcoming match against Leicester.

Leicester City vs Manchester United: Line-ups

Leicester City

Manchester United

Red Devils in the Driver’s Seat


There is no getting away from the fact that it has been a disappointing start to the season for Leicester, who would have once again had ambitions of challenging for a top-four finish this term; that could still be the case, but the Foxes currently look well short of a side capable of claiming a Champions League spot. A record of two wins, two draws and three defeats from seven matches has seen Brendan Rodgers’s side collect eight points, which has left them down in 13th position in the table.


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.


Man United, meanwhile, will enter the contest off the back of a 1-1 draw with Everton before the international break; Anthony Martial sent the Red Devils ahead at Old Trafford, but Andros Townsend levelled for the visitors, who also had a late winner disallowed by VAR for offside.


Man United have work to do in the Champions League despite beating Villarreal at Old Trafford at the end of September, and they are now staring at a daunting run of fixtures which includes two European games against Atalanta BC, in addition to league games with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Man City.


The Red Devils have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League away games against Leicester, recording nine wins in the process, while their incredible unbeaten run on the road in the league now stands at 29 matches, since a 2-0 loss at Liverpool in January 2020.

DPP Verdict

A draw would not be a surprise, and the Foxes are, of course, also more than capable of winning it, but Man United are so strong on their travels, and we believe that the Red Devils will just about do enough to record a narrow victory at the King Power Stadium.