Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Leicester City


Manchester United return to action on Saturday, when they’ll visit Leicester City for a Premier League fixture, beginning a key stretch that will see the level of competition rise significantly. With a ton of much bigger fixtures, both domestically and in Europe, coming up fast and furious, we have to quote Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast:

“from here on out, it only gets rougher.” Let’s see how manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, currently doing his job without the support and approval of many, if not most, of the fans, handles this all.

Manchester United at Leicester City FYIs

Kickoff: Sat Oct 16, 3pm, King Power Stadium

Early Team News: go here and also here

PL Position:  Manchester United 4th, 14 pts   Leicester City  13th, 8pts

Form Guide: Manchester United DLWWW   Leicester City DDLLW

Odds:  Manchester United  23/20   Draw  11/4   Leicester City 8/3

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Solskjaer doesn’t appear to be on the hot seat, despite all the fan calls to remove him. Sir Alex Ferguson himself disagreed with the decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo.

He’ll likely be without half of his “McFred” partnership in the defensive midfield for this one, as the Brazilian has international duty, against Edinson Cavani and Uruguay no less, so expect El Matador to miss this one too.

And with the first choice central defense pairing also out injured, the rest of the first team prediction, well it just picks itself essentially.

Here we decided to give the struggling, sputtering Jadon Sancho a rest, electing to go with the returning Marcus Rashford instead.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Leicester City

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America” and “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports Illustrated and the Chicago Tribune.

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  1. out ole

  2. Who are the sunday?

  3. is rashford starting why not wanby play as a standing 2 paul pogba return bank to middle to play with finandes marktominia play his normal role i tink wit ds we can stand again.

  4. with marcus things will be good

  5. Ole out

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