Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Leicester City

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Here we go, a Championship Sunday fixture that will have both the stakes and the feel of a tournament knock-out round match when Leciester City will host Manchester United. Top 4, and thus UCL qualification, is on the line here.

“We’ve given ourselves a great opportunity,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the 1-1 draw with West Ham United last night. “We wanted to give ourselves the chance to head there and get into the Champions League by beating them. Now, we’d be OK with a draw, but we’ll be going there to win. You’ll prepare as you always do to go and win the game.”

As for Leicester, they have greatly exceeded expectations this season, no one expected them to be in this position on the season’s final day.

“We’ve got a game where we’ve got a shot at being in the Champions League,” said Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers.

“Our target was the arrive in the top six, which at the beginning of the season, would have been a great achievement for us. However, it’s a 38-game season and we have an opportunity to still be in there. If we don’t do it, of course there will be a bit of disappointment, but there will also be gratification in terms of what the players have done and what they’ve given.”

Of course, the hosts have to lament some opportunities squandered. Back on Valentine’s Day, before the swoon started, they had a commanding lead on not just the top four, but third place. They haven’t been very good in the restart period while United haven’t lost a league game in 13.

Let’s take a look at who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may select for his starting XI in this one.

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Leicester City (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Fosu-Mensah; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Championship Sunday FYIs

Kickoff: 4pm BST/11am ET, July 26, King Power Stadium

Team news for both sides: go to this link

TV/streaming: NBC, NBCSports.com

Odds: United (+123) Leicester (+220), Draw (+245)

Prediction: Leicester 2, United 2

Although United are favored, it’s only very slightly, and they’ll head into this match with much less rest. That’s a major factor of the Red Devils have certainly looked overworked lately. However, they are much more closer to full fitness right now and with the Leicester sans some key players, I believe the visitors will get the result they need here.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly contributes to WGN TVSports IllustratedChicago Now and SB Nation.

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  1. tyotumbur i joseph says

    man u 3-1leichester city

  2. hassan idi says

    man u 2-0 leicester city

  3. Auwalu Hassan says

    it is difficult for united to get all the 3points at leicester while is an opportunity for leicester city to win and go for europa champions league but my thinking is that both United and Leicester are going to the europa champions league.

  4. Teslim adebisi says

    God let us win the match on sunday draw is batter or win is batter too nt lose ooo, win is batter us ooo abi na….. Let us see at day, Liecester are we beat you on sunday maybe 2-1, up manchester united maybe are we signer sacnho on at day 100million dear we sign 4year. Up mancheste united for life

  5. Anonymous says

    All we need is 3point to go top 3,i don’t Shake @ all, Lc 1 vs 2 Mu, Surely we are the Winner. Up Manchester United. Let go there and collect our Point !!!

  6. Anonymous says

    All we are say God give us 3 Point. Up Man U !!!

  7. Goodnews Angogba says

    Man united’s has the up high hands go there and collect the 3 point. I wish my club success.

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