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EPL 2016-2017 - Manchester United v Leicester City - MATCH PREVIEW

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One of the most absorbing contests of this weekend is going to be played at the Old Trafford where Manchester United will play host to Champions Leicester City on Saturday, September 24.

Manchester United and  Leicester city Season so far

Manchester United had started well under Jose Mourinho with three-game winning streak but followed it up with two consecutive defeats in the League. The defeat to bitter neighbors City in the Manchester derby was also a loss for Jose Mourinho to his dearest rival Pep Guardiola. But what would have rankled them more is the loss last weekend to Watford where they looked completely listless. With nine points from five matches, they currently are seventh in the Premier League table.

Leicester started this season with a loss away to Hull City – almost a moment of heart break from them. Though they recovered for a creditable draw against Arsenal, the 4-1 loss to Liverpool in third round of matches showed them how much ground they have to cover. With the additional burden of managing Champions League matches, Claudio Ranieri has so much to juggle. They currently stand 11th in the table with seven points.

Another clash of egos for Jose!

There are very few managers with whom Mourinho hasn’t picked up a fight and his tussle with Ranieri is as ugly as it can ever be. Never the one to credit him for his work at Chelsea or in Serie A, Mourinho would love to get one past Ranieri especially since the loss to Leicester last season sealed his fate as Chelsea manager. Watch the sidelines, please!

Team news

After facing flak over the selection of Rooney and Pogba and playing them out-of-position, Mourinho must be thankful to the duo of Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford for saving him the blushes in the EFL Cup. Questions will again be asked on the presence of Rooney as number 10 but there is a feeling around Old Trafford that Mourinho could finally relent to using his captain in a deeper role.

Leicester may have lost in the midweek but they are trying to get back into contention for top six. Ranieri has the option of continuing with record signing Islam Slimani after his brace against Burnley in the last round of fixtures. The form of Riyad Mahrez is a puzzle but is quite understandable considering his dilly-dallying in the off-season.

Manchester United v Leicester City Bettingxpert Prediction

It’s not often you see Manchester United lose three games in succession in Premier League. For all the high hopes of the pre-season, United supporters are now worried about the rut that is showing no signs of abating. If he gets Rooney deeper in the midfield, Mourinho may end up winning the match.

The Foxes look slightly more settled than the Red Devils ahead of this match and Ranieri could even end up surprising the hosts. A close match is in the offing but backing Leicester to win by an odd goal looks a good bet.

Seasons transfers:

Man Utd New Season Transfer Table

Leicester New Season Transfer Table 2016 - 2017

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Venue: Old Trafford

Date: 24th September 2016

Kick-off: 12:30

Referee: M. Dean

Assitants: S. Long, I. Hussin

4th Official: L. Mason





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