How to follow Leicester v United
Manchester United make the journey to Leicester City as Premier League action returns this weekend.
The Reds travel to the East Midlands to take on Brendan Rodgers's men at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Over the course of the international break, plenty of United stars have been in action and represented their countries. Our French trio of Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial have been crowned UEFA Nations League champions, after they beat Belgium and Spain in the semi-final and final respectively.
Now focus turns to United and a run of exciting fixtures is coming up, starting with a trip to face last season's Emirates FA Cup winners. As the Premier League makes its return, here is everything you need to know...
HOW TO FOLLOW
Saturday’s encounter kicks off at 15:00 BST and will, therefore, not be shown live on TV in the UK. This is the third time this campaign that fans in the UK will not be able to watch the Reds live in action on TV.
Luckily, you can tune in to MUTV for a broadcast that begins at 13:55 BST and consists of exclusive pre-match build-up, live radio commentary and post-match analysis. You can also follow the game via our website and Official App which will provide live updates and in-match stats.
Raphael Varane was brought off in the Nations League final for France on Sunday evening and the Frenchman will be out of action for a few weeks. Harry Maguire could be ruled out against his former team after his injury against Aston Villa in late September. Marcus Rashford could make his United return at the King Power Stadium after recovering from his shoulder operation.
For Leicester, French duo Wesley Fofana and Nampalys Mendy have been sidelined since the start of August and a return date is unknown. So is James Justin, who suffered a cruciate ligament injury back in February, but former Red Jonny Evans is targeting a start against his old employers. Kelechi Ihaenacho was forced off with an injury while on international duty for Nigeria but recovered in time for their second game. However, midfield kingpin Wilfred Ndidi looks set to miss out.
In 133 meetings between the club, United have come out on top 68 times and the teams have shared the points on 30 occasions. The Foxes have claimed a win 35 times, with two of those coming in the last two clashes between the teams.
Before Rodgers's men overcame United en route to their FA Cup triumph last season and their Premier League win at Old Trafford, we had to go all the way back to 2014 to find the previous Leicester win, when the newly promoted Foxes won 5-3 at the King Power Stadium.
Between their win in 2014 and their cup win in 2021, the Reds claimed nine wins and four draws, so United hold a strong record against this weekend’s opponents. Our last triumph in Leicester came on the final day of the 2019/20 season when goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard sealed three vital points to clinch a place in the upcoming season's Champions League.
United sit fourth in the Premier League table, just two points off leaders Chelsea, following our 1-1 draw with Everton before the international break. In all competitions, the Reds have won two, drawn once and lost two in our last five matches, with our last league triumph coming at the London Stadium as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat West Ham United 2-1 following a dramatic ending to the match.
Last season’s FA Cup winners have not got off to the best of starts in the league. The hosts, who have finished fifth in the last two seasons, sit 13th in the Premier League with only two wins from their opening seven matches. Those two victories came back in August, so it’s been some difficult few weeks for Rodgers's side in the English top flight.
It’s an action-packed weekend in the Premier League, with five matches played simultaneously at 15:00 BST on Saturday. Liverpool start the weekend with their journey to Vicarage Road to face Watford and the seventh matchday of the season ends with Monday night football at the Emirates as Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace. This is how the weekend shapes up…
SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER
Watford v Liverpool (12:30 BST)
Leicester City v UNITED
Manchester City v Burnley
Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Southampton v Leeds United
Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Brentford v Chelsea (17:30 BST)
SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER
Everton v West Ham United (14:00 BST)
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur (16:30 BST)
MONDAY 18 OCTOBER
Arsenal v Crystal Palace (20:00 BST)
Matches to kick off at 15:00 BST if not stated otherwise.