Manchester United are ready to take on Premier League table leaders Leicester City in the last match of the day and will look forward to climb up to the top spot with a comfortable win against a side who have been a surprise package this season.
The foxes’ striker Jamie Vardy is eyeing a Premier League record of scoring in consecutive matches. He would like to reach that record against the past record holder Nistelrooy’s club Manchester United.
Manchester United surely are in advantage so far as the history goes. They have won 12 of the previous 18 meetings, drawn four and lost the other two. However, under the current circumstances, Leicester may have an edge over their opponents. They have scored the most number of goals this season while Manchester United have conceded the minimum. Naturally, it is going to be a battle between Leicester’s attack and United defense.
Louis Van Gaal, keeping up with his tradition so far, has chosen a 4-2-3-1 formation for this match. Michael Carrick has returned to the squad while youngster Paddy McNair gets a chance ahead of Marcos Rojo. Jesse Lingard is also benched today and Ashley Young will take the left winger’s role.
On the other hand, Claudio Ranieri has chosen the same side that started last match and helped his team go to the top with a comfortable win. Jamie Vardy will surely aim for his record of scoring in 11 consecutive games, the most by any Premier League player.
Leicester City line-up (4-4-2):
Schmeichel; Fuchs, Huth, Morgan, Simpson; Albrighton, Drinkwater, Kante, Mahrez; Vardy, Okazaki.
Manchester United line-up (4-2-3-1):
De Gea; Darmian, McNair, Smalling, Blind; Carrick, Schweinsteiger; Mata, Young, Rooney; Martial
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