Preview: Leicester v United Women

Friday 26 April 2024 08:00

Manchester United Women face Leicester City in the Women's Super League at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

The Reds will be looking to return to winning ways after drawing 2-2 with Tottenham at Leigh Sports Village last time out.

Maya Le Tissier netted a dramatic equaliser late on to rescue a point after Melvine Malard's early finish was overturned by goals from Tottenham forwards Bethany England and Jessica Naz.

Find out all the essential information ahead of this weekend's encounter between the two sides...

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Sunday's clash kicks off at 15:00 BST and you can enjoy live radio commentary via MUTV, and the United App.

Our app and website will also feature team news, regular updates during the 90 minutes, an in-depth match report and post-match reaction from the manager and players.

Supporters in the UK and certain international territories can watch all the action live on the FA Player. More information on if the fixture is available to view in your country can be found here


There are still tickets available for Sunday's match at the King Power Stadium.

Click this link to secure your seat. 


Skinner's pre-match media briefing on Friday is likely to provide a fresh update on his squad, including full-back Jayde Riviere, who has missed our last three matches. 

Gabby George, Jess Simpson and Emma Watson remain unavailable for selection due to their long-term injuries.

The home side have a couple of concerns, with defender Courtney Nevin edging closer to a return. Young forward Denny Draper is set to remain out. 

Former Red Aimee Palmer could be involved on Sunday; the Foxes midfielder was part of our squad in our inaugural season which led to promotion from the Championship.

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Leicester are currently 10th in the WSL standings (the position they finished in last campaign) with four victories, five draws and 10 defeats in 19 games so far this season. 

They are without a win in their previous five matches across all competitions, with four of those ending in defeat, including last weekend's 3-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the Foxes are still set to provide a tricky test on the road for United, and one player to watch could be forward Jutta Rantala, who has 10 goals and six assists to her name in all competitions in 2023/24.

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Our young Reds came from three goals down and beat Leicester City on penalties.


This will be the 12th meeting between the two sides, with United possessing the stronger record with seven wins to Leicester's one and three draws. 

The points were shared in the reverse league fixture in 2023/24, as Aileen Whelan opened the scoring for Leicester before Le Tessier's glancing header made it 1-1. 

Back in December, we defeated Leicester 3-1 at Leigh Sports Village in the Continental Tyres League Cup group stage. Lucia Garcia, Lisa Naalsund and Katie Zelem were all on the scoresheet, while Whelan found the net for the Foxes. 

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All five Women's Super League games this weekend take place on Sunday. Find out the full schedule below, including United's clash with Leicester...

Everton v Arsenal (12:30)
Aston Villa v West Ham (14:00)
Tottenham v Brighton (14:00)
Leicester v UNITED (15:00)
Bristol City v Man City (18:45)

All kick-offs are listed in BST.


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