Manchester United vs Leicester City – Match Preview – Manchester United host Leicester City as Jose Mourinho will aim to continue the momentum of their perfect start to the campaign.
The self proclaimed ‘Special One’ has enjoyed watching his side dismantle both West Ham and Swansea in their opening fixtures with consecutive 4-0 victories. Meanwhile, Leicester have been illustrating their attacking prowess since the first whistle of the new season.
Manchester United have flexed their financial muscle yet again this summer and it appears to have paid off thus far. The arrival of Romelu Lukaku stole the back pages and his opening two matches have continued that trend. The big Belgian scored two against West Ham in an emphatic debut and nailed Swansea’s coffin with a late goal in his second league match. Can Lukaku make it three consecutive games on the scoresheet?
‘The Foxes’ bounced back from a tough 4-3 loss to Arsenal in the Premier League’s opening match with a 2-0 victory over league newcomers, Brighton and Hove Albion.
A season of stability is required from Craig Shakespeare and promising signs were shown in their previous outing. However, United pose a much larger threat and Shakespeare’s men will have a tough time dealing with the ‘Red Devils’ attack. New arrival, Harry Maguire has impressed since joining Leicester but will face his toughest test yet having to mark Lukaku and company.
Jamie Vardy will be hoping to get some good service in behind the United defence as he aims for a third season of goalscoring for ‘The Foxes’.
Jose Mourinho will be hoping his pattern of good early starts in the domestic leagues resulting in title wins will occur yet again with his new-look Manchester United side. The introduction of Marcus Rashford and Henrik Mhkitaryan in behind target-man Lukaku has seen great success so far. Summer arrival Nemanja Matic has also hit the ground running and has struck up a promising relationship with £90 million man Paul Pogba. They are tough to bet against.
Leicester are fresh from a 4-1 victory over Sheffield United midweek in the Carabao Cup. Two goals from hot and cold striker Islam Slimani saw ‘The Foxes’ cruise to victory. It is unsure whether Slimani’s efforts on Tuesday will earn him a spot in the starting eleven. Both Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy have begun the campaign in impressive fashion, which could spell more time on the bench for the Algerian. Leicester seem to be in a goal-scoring mood, could it rattle the United defence?