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• Manchester United looking to make it ten games unbeaten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

• Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez start with Anthony Martial on the bench

• Leicester looking to avoid a third straight Premier League home defeat

• Youri Tielemans not even in the Foxes squad after joining on transfer deadline day

Leicester hope

13.40: Leicester come into today’s game having held Premier League leaders Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in midweek.

And pundit Danny Mills believes it suits the Foxes to play the bigger teams.

“They’ve got a great record against the top sides,” Mills said.

“They come, control possession and attack Leicester – who can play on the counter attack. Exactly like they did when they won the league.

“When they have to break teams down it doesn’t suit them. That’s why they’re destined to finish anywhere between seventh and 14th.”

Sanchez back for United

13.25: Alexis Sanchez is back for Manchester United today, and fans are predicting a goal from the former Arsenal man.

One posted on social media: “Sanchez to score today.”

“5-0 Sanchez to score,” another added.

A third simply wrote: “Sanchez has to score today.”

Team news

13.10: There’s four changes for Manchester United from the side that started the draw with Burnley.

Paul Pogba starts and Alexis Sanchez is also in while Anthony Martial is on the bench alongside Romelu Lukaku.

For the hosts, new signing Tielemans hasn’t even made the bench.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Mendy, Gray, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy. Subs: Ward, Fuchs, Morgan, Choudhury, Ghezzal, Okazaki, Iheanacho.

Man Utd: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Sanchez. Subs: Romero, Dalot, Jones, Fred, Mata, Martial, Lukaku.

Pogba injury concern

12.55: Paul Pogba sustained a knock during Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Burnley in midweek.

But Solskjaer was confident that the French midfielder, who has shone since the former striker took over as boss, will be okay for today.

Speaking about his midfield general’s fitness, Solskjaer said: “I thought I was going to have to take Paul off [Pogba] just when Burnley scored the second goal because he got a knock.

“He did well to run it off and I think he’s okay.

“I think he’ll be okay and Anthony [Martial] hopefully will be okay for the weekend.”

Worrying times for Claude Puel

12.40: For Claude Puel’s Foxes, they are looking to avoid a third straight Premier League home defeat.

Leicester haven’t been in the best of form, losing three of their last four in all competitions.

The omens aren’t good for the hosts having won just one of their 12 home Premier League match against Manchester United.

They may be able to call on the services of Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans who joined from Monaco on transfer deadline day.

Man Utd seek to extend unbeaten run

12.30: Manchester United travel to Leicester today looking to bounce back from a home draw with Burnley.

The Red Devils were somewhat fortunate to come away with a point from their clash with the Clarets having been 2-0 down heading into the 87th minute.

But late goals from Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof rescued a point and ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained unbeaten.

The Norwegian had won his first eight matches since taking temporary charge and will be looking to get back on the winning trail against Leicester.


12.15: Good afternoon and welcome to coverage of Leicester vs Manchester United in the Premier League.

There’s just under two hours until kickoff but stay with us as we give you the team news and build up ahead of the action.

It’s a big game for both teams on a massive day of sport so get settled and enjoy!

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