Leicester City LEI Tielemans (31'), Söyüncü (78'), Vardy (83'), Daka (90+1)
4-2 FT
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Man Utd MUN Greenwood (19'), Rashford (82')
Premier League Gameweek 8
Oct 16, 2021 KO: 14:00

Leicester City - Man Utd

King Power Stadium Leicester
Referee: Craig Pawson
  19' Greenwood
Tielemans 31'  
Söyüncü 78'  
  82' Rashford
Vardy 83'  
Daka 90+1  

Match preview

No Varane, no Maguire - How Man Utd could line up against Leicester

Manchester United will be without their first choice defensive duo for the visit of Leicester in the Premier League

Manchester United will have to contend without first choice central defensive duo Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane when they take on Leicester on Saturday.

Maguire has been missing since the 1-0 loss against Aston Villa, and although he is close to a return, he will likely not be fit enough to feature versus the Foxes due to a limited amount of training.

Varane, meanwhile, picked up a groin injury on international duty with France.

That will force Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into selecting Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in the centre of the back four, though Scott McTominay is also an option, having featured in defence for Scotland against Israel.

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David de Gea will start in goal, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw in the full-back roles.

With Bailly and Lindelof likely to start at the back, Solskjaer would probably have been pragmatic in his central midfield selection but with Fred not available due to travelling back from Brazil on Friday, Paul Pogba will likely be asked to play alongside Scott McTominay.

Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood will likely make up the attacking midfield three behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

Like Fred, Edinson Cavani was away in South America this week and will not play.

For the first time in the 2021/22 campaign, the Red Devils will have Marcus Rashford available, though he will likely start the match on the bench.

The England international hasn't played this season yet after recovering from shoulder surgery.

Man Utd predicted XI v Leicester

Match statistics

Leicester City
Statistics
Man Utd
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
9
Draws
4
4
Losses
7
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
29
38
Goals Per Game
1.45
1.90
More > 2.5 Goals
12
12
More > 3 Goals
6
7
Scored First in a Match
12
12
Scored Both Halves
5
6
Won More > 1 Goal
2
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
28
26
Did Not Score
2
3
Both Teams Scored
12
16
Kept Clean Sheet
6
2
Won Without Conceding
6
1
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
694
731
Possession
56
56
Passes
511
539
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
15
Shots on Target
4.20
5.45
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.15
Crosses
17
16
Offsides
2.07
2.31
Penalties
0.15
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.10
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
12
16
Interceptions
10
9.80
Own Goals
0.10
0.10
Aerials Won
18
12
Total Shots Conceded
12
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.89
4.30
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.12
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
9.80
Yellow Cards
1.25
1.60
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

  1. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  2. Knee Injury image description
  3. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  4. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  5. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description