EPL 2016/17: Manchester United Vs Leicester City - Preview, team news and predicted line-ups

Manchester, Sep 24: Manchester United take on Leicester City in a crucial game week 6 encounter on Saturday afternoon (September 24) at the Old Trafford. [EPL 2016-17: Schedule of Game week 6]

Jose Mourinho's side will look for redemption against Claudio Ranieri's Leicester after losing back to back 3 games. They lost to Manchester City, Feynoord and Watford in the last two weeks.

Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri (Image courtesy: Premier League and Leicester City Twitter)

After an exciting start to the season under the Portuguese manager, the Red Devils experienced a few hiccups which saw them going down the ladder in the English Premier League. They are currently in the 7th position. 

The reigning champions too have had a topsy turvy start to their title defending campaign. They have lost a couple of matches and won a couple to even things out. They are currently placed 11th in the league.

Team News

Manchester United will miss the services of defender Phil Jones and attacker Anthony Martial due to injuries. Martial received a knock in his head last weekend against Watford.

Ander Herrera is likely to fill in the void created by Martial's absence. Players Luke Shaw, Henrikh Mkhitaryan where doubtful due to their respective injuries have recovered successfully and are back to the squad.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Valencia, Darmian, Bailly, Blind, Fosu-Mensah, Rojo, Smalling, Shaw, Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera, Mata, Depay, Pogba, Schneiderlin, Young, Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Rooney, Ibrahimovic, Martial, Rashford.

Leicester City will miss the service of defender Marcin Wasilewski who was sent off in the 89th minute of the match against Burnley last week.

Star goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel too is doubtful but has been included in the Foxes squad. 

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Zieler, Simpson, Schlupp, Morgan, Huth, Hernandez, Chilwell, Fuchs, Drinkwater, Amartey, King, Kapustka, Albrighton, Mahrez, Gray, Musa, Ulloa, Vardy, Okazaki, Slimani.

Predicted starting XIs

Manchester United starting XI (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: David De Gea

Defenders: Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw

Midfielders: Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford

Strikers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United starting XI formation

Leicester City starting XI (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel

Defenders: Danny Simpson, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs

Midfielders: Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater, Daniel Amartey, Marc Albrighton

Strikers: Jamie Vardy, Islam Slimani

Leicester City starting XI formation


Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City

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