Your essential guide to Leicester v United
Manchester United hit the road again on Sunday, as our Premier League campaign continues with a trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City.
The game kicks off at 14:05 GMT on Sunday and will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK. Subscribers to MUTV will be able to enjoy live build-up to the match from 12:30 GMT in the 'Match Day' programme, while you can also follow our coverage of the match on ManUtd.com and in the Official App, which you can download here.
WHO WILL PLAY?
Anthony Martial missed the Burnley game after picking up a knock in training, and Solskjaer revealed before that match that there were a few
“small little niggles” that he needed to protect by rotating – given how many games are coming up in February. Ander Herrera was among those rested and could return – the Spaniard has started all four away games thus far under Solskjaer. In defence, Chris Smalling was involved in the matchday squad for the first time in more than seven weeks against the Clarets, so the centre-back could earn his first start under Ole. The caretaker manager said in his pre-match press conference that he hoped Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial will come through Friday's training session and be involved on Sunday, with Marcos Rojo the only long-term absentee.
It’s been an inconsistent start to the new year for Claude Puel’s men. They kicked off 2019 with a solid away performance at Goodison Park, where they ran out 1-0 winners against Everton, but then succumbed to three consecutive defeats. Famously, within that run, they were beaten 2-1 at League Two side Newport County in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup. They steadied themselves in midweek with an impressive 1-1 draw against league leaders Liverpool, becoming the first team outside of the top five to claim a point against Jurgen Klopp’s men. The Midlands outfit are also one of four Premier League teams to have beaten Manchester City this season and they won away at Chelsea in December, so the Reds can expect a tough test against a team who have tended to flourish against top-flight high-flyers.
Goals: United 2 Leicester 1Video
Claude Puel took charge of the Foxes in October 2017 when the team were in the relegation zone, and eventually guided them to a respectable ninth-placed finish. The Frenchman – nicknamed ‘Whispering’ Claude due to his quiet comportment – has led Leicester to several impressive results, but came under fire for his decision to rest key players for their Carabao Cup quarter-final against Manchester City, which ended in a penalty-shootout defeat. Club legend Vardy has publicly admitted that Puel’s desired style of play does not suit him. But the former Monaco and Lille boss has a knack of masterminding important results, with the draw at Anfield the latest to inspire confidence in his work. United fans will remember him for taking Southampton to the League Cup final in 2017, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to help the Reds to a 3-2 win at Wembley Stadium.