How to follow Leicester v United live
Manchester United will be looking for a third consecutive Premier League victory when we travel to bottom-of-the-table Leicester City on Thursday night.
The fixture concludes the first midweek round of this top-flight season and is the first of six games we’ll play in the space of 18 days before the international break.
Erik ten Hag’s side have bounced back from a difficult start to the season to record back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Southampton, but another tough test awaits against a Foxes outfit who will be smarting after three straight defeats.
Here’s everything you need to know about Thursday’s encounter…
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HOW TO WATCH
The game will kick off at 20:00 BST and will be shown live on BT Sport 1HD and Ultimate in the UK.
You can watch exclusive build-up and post-match reaction live on MUTV, which is now available on ManUtd.com and the United App. The pre-match show will begin at 18:55 BST on Thursday evening and will be followed by live radio commentary.
Also, keep an eye on the United App and ManUtd.com for breaking team news, interviews with Ten Hag and our players, video highlights and much more matchday content.
Anthony Martial missed Saturday’s win at Southampton with an Achilles problem and it remains to be seen whether the France forward will be fit enough for this game. Victor Lindelof is back in training with the squad though, having missed the first four games of the season.
According to Ten Hag's latest update, Phil Jones, Facundo Pellistri, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams are all sidelined for the time being.
Leicester have only made one addition this summer, with experienced goalkeeper Alex Smithies arriving from Cardiff City. Long-serving stopper Kasper Schmeichel departed for Nice and promising centre-back Wesley Fofana has also been linked with a move away.
On the pitch, the Foxes have issues at full-back. Ricardo Pereira will be sidelined for around six months with a ruptured Achilles, while Ryan Bertrand hasn’t played since December as he awaits a further knee operation. James Maddison may also be a doubt for Thursday’s game: the England international had to sit out Leicester's latest defeat, 2-1 away to Chelsea, after feeling a twinge in training.
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Erik has provided more detail on the short-term futures of Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams.
Ahead of the Premier League’s fifth-round fixtures, United sit eighth in the table following wins over Liverpool and Southampton. We can make it three straight top-flight wins for the first time since last December with victory in the East Midlands.
The Foxes are rooted to the foot of the table. It all looked rosy for Brendan Rodgers’ side when they led Brentford 2-0 on the opening day, but the Bees came back to secure a point. Leicester have since lost to Arsenal, Southampton and Chelsea, although they did find the net in each of those games.
“At this stage of the season, we wanted to make a better start than we have done but at least I can see the rhythm getting back in the team,” said Rodgers, after Saturday’s defeat to a side who had Conor Gallagher sent off in the first half before scoring twice through the inspirational Raheem Sterling.
HEAD TO HEAD
United have had some tough recent memories of the King Power Stadium, as we’ve lost on each of our last two visits to the East Midlands – once in the league and once in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final, back in March 2021.
The Reds won three and drew three of our six trips prior to that, including the memorable final-day victory in July 2020 which qualified us for the Champions League at the expense of Leicester. Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard were on the scoresheet that afternoon.
The last league meeting between the sides ended 1-1 at Old Trafford in April. Kelechi Iheanacho gave the Foxes the lead midway through the second half, but Fred quickly responded to level the scores.
Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistants: Marc Perry, Scott Ledger
Fourth official: Simon Hooper
VAR: Jarred Gillett
Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes
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TUESDAY 30 AUGUST
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WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST
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Leicester v UNITED (20:00)
All kick-off times in BST.