The international break comes to an end and Premier League action will resume with Manchester United taking on Leicester City at Old Trafford.
The Foxes are poised above the Red Devils in the embryonic League table and will be looking to keep things that way and capitalize on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and company’s poor form.
Here’s how the two former Premier League winners are likely to lineup for the Saturday fixture:
Injuries riddle the Norwegian’s lineup after the international break. Solskjaer confirmed that Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial will almost assuredly miss the home fixture and will be able to regain requisite fitness only against West Ham United next week.
Further, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard also are in doubt, although they could make it onto the bench. Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah remain long-term absentees.
While a big hit on the quality of their lineup, this will allow United to field a new set of legs and try out some new tactics after their previous endeavors failed to make an impact.
In particular, all three realms of their lineup will miss out on crucial names and this will be high time for the youngsters to rise to the task, if given the opportunity.
Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Young
Midfielders: McTominay, Fred
Forwards: Rashford, Mata, James; Greenwood
Brendan Roger’s side, in sharp contrast, has no new injury concerns to worry about. The Foxes were able to net splendid goals in their previous encounters and alongside Liverpool and Manchester City, are still yet to taste defeat in the League this season.
As usual, the goal-scoring prowess of Jamie Vardy will be crucial to their success at the Theatre of Dreams.
Defenders: Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell
Midfielders: Ndidi, Albrighton, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes