Juan Mata playing for Manchester United in the Premier League against Leicester City on the opening weekend of the 2018/19 season.

United v Leicester: All the stats you need to know

Premier League football returns to Old Trafford this weekend when Manchester United host Leicester City on Saturday (15:00 BST kick-off).

For the Reds, it’s an opportunity to extend our excellent recent record against the East Midlands outfit, while one player will be hoping to continue his impressive scoring stats against teams managed by Brendan Rodgers.

After a fantastic opening to his United career, Daniel James could accomplish a feat that just one previous United player has achieved: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 23 years ago.

Scroll down to find out what record the winger can match, and for 11 other must-know statistics ahead of the game...
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In the Premier League, United have played Leicester 26 times and have won 17, drawn seven and lost just two of those encounters.

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Since being beaten by a Tony Cottee goal in 1998, United have lost just one of our last 23 home games against Leicester in all competitions.

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The Reds have won six of the last seven outings against Leicester in all competitions, including when we did the double over the Midlands club in 2018/19.

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The last time Leicester got a positive result against the Reds, it was courtesy of Harry Maguire’s 90th-minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw in December 2017.

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We haven’t lost a game immediately after the international break since September 2016 (1-2 v Manchester City). Of the ensuing 11 games post-break, we have won four and drawn seven.

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Luke Shaw scored his only United goal in last season’s 2-1 home victory over the Foxes.

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Juan Mata has scored three goals in four appearances against teams managed by Brendan Rodgers. He has also netted four in 10 games for United against the Foxes.

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On Saturday, Daniel James could become only the second ever United player to score in his first three Premier League appearances at Old Trafford – the other was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 1996.

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Paul Pogba has created 11 chances in open play in the Premier League this season, the second highest in the division.

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Brendan Rodgers will face United for the 11th time in his career on Saturday - from the previous 10 he has lost eight and won just two.

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In nine previous appearances for Leicester against the Reds in all competitions, Kasper Schmeichel has failed to keep a clean sheet.

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Since winning the league in 2015/16, Leicester have lost all of their last six trips to the city of Manchester.

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