Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s perfect start at Manchester United may have come to an end, but the Red Devils have a chance to make amends this afternoon at Leicester.
United was three minutes away from a shock home defeat against Burnley on Tuesday night, but a Paul Pogba penalty and a Victor Lindelof injury-time strike sealed a 2-2 draw for Solskjaer’s men at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer claimed that despite dropping two points, the result was beneficial for the squad’s mentality after a run of eight wins on the trot.
Leicester vs Manchester United preview: Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba in contention
United sit five points off fourth place following Chelsea’s 5-0 win vs Huddersfield, and the Red Devils face a tough test on Sunday against a Leicester side who took a point off Liverpool at Anfield.
Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba are expected to be fit for Manchester United’s trip to Leicester on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
Martial, who signed a new long-term deal this week, missed Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley with a slight injury sustained in training, while Pogba was seen limping out of Old Trafford after the match.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful both will be available as United look to return winning ways, having dropped their first points under their caretaker manager in midweek.
TEAM NEWS Of Leicester City vs Manchester United
New Leicester signing Youri Tielemans could make his debut, with Foxes boss Claude Puel set to make a late decision on the Monaco loanee.
Puel has reported no new fitness concerns ahead of the weekend.
Manchester United are hopeful Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial will overcome minor injuries to be available for Sunday’s game.
The fit-again Chris Smalling could make his first appearance for two months, but Marcos Rojo remains sidelined.
United are hoping Anthony Martial will recover from the problem which caused his absence against Burnley.
Chris Smalling is available again, and could return if Solskjaer decides to juggle a defence which looked shaky once again.
Andreas Pereira struggled on a rare start in midfield against Burnley, so Ander Herrera will likely return after a result.
Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku also failed to take their chances at Old Trafford, so Jesse Lingard and Martial – if fit – will almost certainly start.
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The two teams have met 25 times in the Premier League: United dominate with 16 wins to Leicester’s two, and the sides have shared seven draws.
United beat Leicester 2-1 at Old Trafford earlier this season, while Leicester have a poor home record against United, winning only one of 12 Premier League games there against the Red Devils.
Man Utd XI: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Martial
Score prediction: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd