Leicester City vs Manchester United: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium

Oliver Warren
Saturday 20 September 2014 13:51 BST
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Wayne Rooney celebrates the third
Wayne Rooney celebrates the third (GETTY IMAGES)

Recently promoted Leicester City will be satisfied with their start to the campaign as Nigel Pearson’s side recorded their first win of the season against Stoke on Saturday and have only been beaten by Chelsea.

A tough fixture list has already seen them face Jose Mourinho’s side, Everton and Arsenal and they are now up against an improving Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal has spent freely this summer, most recently securing the services of Real Madrid superstar Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco. A 4-0 obliteration of Queens Park Rangers suggested that Van Gaal’s team is finally starting to gel, and their attacking options are now the envy of most managers.

Leicester summer signing Leonardo Ulloa has been in excellent form, finding the net three times already, while former Galactico Esteban Cambiasso impressed on his debut against Crystal Palace, and could provide some much needed quality against United’s all-star line-up.

KICK OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Manchester United 1 (Neville) Leicester 0, Premier League, April 2004

Leicester 1 (Sinclair) Manchester United 4 (Keane, Van Nistelrooy x3), Premier League, September 2003

Leicester 0 Manchester United 1 (Solskjaer), Premier League, April 2002

STATS…

United have beaten Leicester for the last 9 games in a row.

United relegated Leicester from the Premier League in 2002.

Leicester have the lowest average possession in the Premier League with just 36.8%, while United have the highest, with 61.8%.

ODDS…

Leicester to win: 5.00

United to win: 1.62

Draw: 4.00

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1.30pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.

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