Manchester United vs Leicester City – English Premier League – Preview

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Manchester United hosts Leicester City at the Old Trafford on 1st May, Sunday as the Foxes aim to secure their maiden English Premier League title. Claudio Ranieri’s side could create history should they manage to win at the ‘Theater of Dreams’ and put the title out of Tottenham Hotspur’s reach.

Leicester City are on seventy six points, seven points ahead of Spurs while Manchester United are on the fifteenth position with fifty nine points courtesy their seventeen wins. Leicester City hammered Swansea City in a 4-0 victory while Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 in their respective last games.

Team News

Will Keane, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Adnan Januzaj are sidelined through injuries while Phil Jones and Luke Shaw are yet to regain match fitness.

Jamie Vardy is suspended while Matthew James is not fit to play tomorrow.

Manchester United Possible Starting Lineup: David de Gea, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Morgan Schneiderlin, Jesse Lingard, Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.

Leicester City Possible Starting Lineup: Kasper Schmeichel, Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth, Christian Fuchs, Riyad Mahrez, Daniel Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante, Jeffrey Schlupp, Shinji Okazaki, Leonardo Ulloa.

Thoughts From Both Camps

“I think we have to beat them because we are still in the race for fourth position. We cannot allow that they are the champions this weekend at Old Trafford. I think they shall be the champions a week later. We don’t spoil the party, only postpone it a little bit.”

– Louis van Gaal, Manchester United.

“Now is the real chance to win the title. Next season, you never know. It is once in a lifetime. I am pragmatic man and we need three points more. We are fighting to make this dream a reality, but it isn’t yet. I can understand all the happiness around the city, but we have to work. Sunday will be a very tough match and I have a lot of respect for Louis van Gaal and their fans, but we go with the same mentality.”

– Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Head-2-Head statistics, Manchester United have won four and lost one out of their previous six matches against Leicester City but the Foxes have won six of their last seven league matches.

Both clubs are in a rich vein of form and are consistently finding the back of the net, all the while putting up solid defensive performances. Although Manchester United have won their last six home matches in the Premier League, Leicester City will start as favorites and are likely to win by a 2-1 scoreline.

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