It’s high time for Leicester City to kick-start their season and for Brendan Rodgers to ease the growing pressure on themselves – but to do that the Foxes will need to prevail against an improving Manchester United.
Despite an opening-day draw with Brentford, Leicester have since stumbled from one inconspicuous defeat to the next and now occupy the position their upcoming opponents held about a week ago: Premier League lows, just a dot to their name.
United, on the other hand, have shown the first signs of understanding under Erik ten Hag, beating Liverpool and Southampton back-to-back.
They added Antony’s €100m signing on the week but he won’t be featured here as the Red Devils look to show they can regain prominence with a third straight win.
Here’s everything you need to know before kick-off.
When does Leicester play Manchester United?
The game will kick off at 20:00 BST on Thursday 1st September at KP Stadium.
Where can I watch it?
This match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
What’s new from the team?
Leicester will be without full-backs Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand but should otherwise be almost complete. James Maddison missed the weekend’s game so one doubt remains.
Manchester United are yet to play for new signing Antony, while striker Anthony Martial may be back in the squad after losing. Victor Lindelof is the only senior player definitely injured. Casemiro is hoping for a full debut and Cristiano Ronaldo could join the squad, though games will come quickly from that point.
LEI – Ward, Castagne, Amartey, Evans, Justin, Ndidi, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Perez, Vardy, Barnes
MUN – De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, Fred, Sancho, Fernandes, Elanga, Rashford
More pain for Rodgers as United enter what looks like an improved groove. There is still work to be done but the Foxes look so light at the back and have been lacking in attacking ideas so far this season. Leicester 1-2 Manchester United.
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