Leicester vs Man United: Premier League preview


eicester head into September, and their fifth game of the new Premier League season, still looking for a first win as they languish bottom of the table ahead of the visit of Manchester United.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has overseen a hugely underwhelming summer, which sees star centre-back Wesley Fofana and long-time goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel leave, but just free agent Alex Smithies arrive. United, meanwhile, are now the highest-spending team in Europe after signing Antony from Ajax in a deal worth around £80million.

United manager Erik ten Hag appears to have shaken off a disaster start with wins over Liverpool and Southampton but anything less than a win on Thursday would hamper their progress.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Leicester vs Manchester United is scheduled for a 8pm BST kick-off on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

King Power Stadium will host the match.


Where to watch Leicester vs Manchester United

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Leicester vs Manchester United team news

Leicester continue to deal with speculation over both Youri Tielemans and James Maddison, but both could play on this summer deadline day clash.

Casemiro will be pushing for a full United debut, after a 10-minute cameo in the narrow win over Southampton. The match will come too soon for fellow new signing Antony.

With Arsenal to come three days’ later, Erik ten Hag should make changes. Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Cristiano Ronaldo could all come in.

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Leicester vs Manchester United prediction

Leicester have been fairly dismal so far this season and are showing no real sign of improvement, while United appear to have shaken off their own dire start with back-to-back wins.

United are still a long way for being reliable, but should have enough about them to make it three victories on the bounce.

United to win 2-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Leicester wins: 36

Draws: 31

Man United wins: 68

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