Man Utd vs Leicester City: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Man Utd vs Leicester City is next as Manchester United will look to continue their bright form on Sunday afternoon when they host Leicester.

Avignyan Mukhopadhyay
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Man Utd vs Leicester City is next as Manchester United will look to continue their bright form on Sunday afternoon when they host Leicester at Old Trafford.

Match Details:

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Date: Sunday 19 February
  • Kick-off Time: 14:00 GMT / 09:00 ET / 06:00 PT
  • Referee: Stuart Attwell
  • VAR: Paul Tierney
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Man Utd vs Leicester City: Match Preview:

The mood around Man Utd is good right now and there is a strong belief among the more optimistic sections of the fanbase that they will have a say in the Premier League title race. Anything other than a win against Leicester would be a huge blow, though.

Erik ten Hag's side come into Sunday's game having just got a very credible 2-2 draw away at La Liga leaders Barcelona in the Europa League knockout round play-off first leg. They are five points behind Arsenal and Manchester City which means they cannot be fully discounted yet.

At the weekend they'll face a Leicester side threatening to break out into form, having smashed Tottenham 4-1 in their last outing.

Team News:

Man Utd:

The Red Devils will be without Casemiro as he serves the final game of his three-match ban. They enjoyed his return against Barcelona but he won't play a role against Leicester. Marcel Sabitzer and Lisandro Martinez will be back after serving suspensions in the Europa League.

Scott McTominay could come back from injury to replace Casemiro but the game may also come too soon for the Scotsman. That lends itself to Ten Hag trusting Fred and Sabitzer to run the midfield as Christian Eriksen remains out for a long time. Anthony Martial and Antony remain out with injuries.

Leicester City:

There is a good chance Youri Tielemans makes his return to the Leicester midfield against one of the sides that has repeatedly threatened to sign him. Boubakary Soumare is also set to make his return from a hamstring injury he suffered at the beginning of January.

Brendan Rodgers has suggested James Maddison will be involved even though his training regime has been altered to accommodate for an ongoing knee issue.

Man Utd vs Leicester City: Head to Head:

Manchester United have a good historical record against Leicester City and have won 69 out of the 136 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Leicester City's 36 victories.

Manchester United were on a run of four Premier League games without a victory against Leicester City before they won the reverse fixture by a 1-0 scoreline last year.

Leicester City have avoided defeat in their last two away games against Manchester United in the Premier League - their best such league run against the Red Devils since 1977.

Predicted Line-ups:

Man Utd predicted lineup vs Leicester City (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Martinez, Varane, Shaw; Fred, Sabitzer; Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho; Weghorst.

Leicester City predicted lineup vs Man Utd (4-2-3-1): Ward; Kristiansen, Faes, Souttar, Castagne; Dewsbury-Hall, Tielemans; Barnes, Maddison, Tete; Iheanacho.

MU VS LCI: Fantasy XI

 De Gea; Dalot, Martinez, Faes, Souttar, Sabitzer; Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho; Barnes, Maddison.

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