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

Rangnick delighted with Bruno Fernandes’ new contract

Check out Ralf Rangnick’s pre match press conference as Manchester United prepare to face Leicester City in the Premier League. The German tactician talks about Bruno Fernandes’ new five year contract and the importance of the Portuguese midfielder to Man Utd.

Manchester United vs Leicester City: Line-ups

Manchester United

Leicester City

Must Win For Red Devils


Man United have not been in action since suffering a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League on March 15, which saw them lose 2-1 on aggregate, but the Red Devils cannot afford to dwell on the disappointment, as they bid to salvage a top-four finish in the league.


Over the international break, the club have been working behind the scenes, interviewing Ajax’s Erik ten Hag over the managerial position, but missing out on the Champions League for next season would be a huge blow when it comes to their plans for the summer transfer window.


A busy April will see the Red Devils take on Leicester, Everton, Norwich City, Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League, but the absence of European football means that Rangnick should be able to keep his players fresh, and it will be fascinating to see how the campaign finishes for the club.


Leicester are also fighting for European silverware this term, having overcome Rennes to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League, and they will take on PSV Eindhoven over two legs next month. Brendan Rodgers’s side entered the international break off the back of a 2-1 win over Brentford in the Premier League, with Timothy Castagne and James Maddison on the scoresheet, and they will be bidding to record their 11th Premier League victory of the campaign this weekend.


Leicester have the fourth-worst away record in the Premier League this season, but they have won their last three matches against the Red Devils in all competitions, including a 4-2 victory at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League back in October.

DPP Verdict

There is no downplaying the importance of this match to Man United; it is a must-win fixture for the Red Devils in their battle to secure a top-four spot, and we are expecting the home side to triumph. Leicester have enough quality to find the back of the net, but we are backing Rangnick’s team to edge a tight contest.