Manchester United vs Leicester City team news: Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie join Radamel Falcao in revenge mission

Leciester make just one change as Moore s replaced by Wasilewski

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Louis van Gaal has made three changes to his Manchester United side following the 0-0 FA Cup draw with Cambridge United as he looks to go all-out attack for the Premier League visit of Leicester.

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Wayne Rooney returns to the side and is joined by both Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, with James Wilson and Marouane Fellaini dropping to the bench.

In defence, Luke Shaw returns to replace the injured Michael Carrick, who will miss up to a month after suffering a calf strain, although that has not stopped Darren Fletcher’s imminent departure after he travelled to London to structure a move away from the club.


Juan Mata can only make do with a place on the bench as Rooney willfill the hole behind the front two.

Leicester are looking to add to a run of four wins in six games with the 2-1 FA Cup win over Tottenham lifting spirits last time out. Manager Nigel Pearson makes just one change to the side that won that game after Liam Moore picked up a knock, so Marcin Wasilewski comes into the defence.

Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao

Leicester head to Old Trafford with a win over United already under their belt this season, having beaten Van Gaal's side 5-3 in a shock upset early in the campaign.


Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Januzaj, Di Maria, Rooney, van Persie, Falcao.

Subs: Valdes, McNair, Smalling, Fellaini, Herrera, Mata, Wilson

Leicester: Schwarzer, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, De Laet, Drinkwater, King, Vardy, Kramarić, Schlupp, Ulloa

Subs: Hamer, Konchesky, Upson, Hammond, Albrighton, Cambiasso, Nugent.