Leicester City celebrate Ben Chilwell's goal against Watford.

Your complete guide to Leicester City

Friday 24 July 2020 09:45

Leicester City are Manchester United's final opponents of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, and the Foxes go into Sunday's match looking for a win to leapfrog the Reds into the Champions League spots.

Our hosts dropped out of the top four for the first time since September in midweek, and will be out to cause Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side some bother, with a place at the top table of European football at stake.

In his first full season with the Foxes, Brendan Rodgers has assembled an exciting young team, brimmed with stars for the future, while keeping familiar faces from Leicester's remarkable title-winning campaign of 2015/16 in the mix.

Ahead of this weekend's tantalising encounter, here's everything you need to know about our upcoming opposition...

Key match info

Sunday 26 July | Premier League | King Power Stadium | 16:00 BST | Live build-up on MUTV from 14:55 BST | Referee: Martin Atkinson


James Maddison, who has not put on a Leicester City shirt since 1 July, will definitely not play in Sunday's match after undergoing a minor operation on his hip.

Meanwhile, Rodgers will also be without the services of several key defenders. England international Ben Chilwell will miss the match with a thigh problem, while centre-half Caglar Soyuncu is out through suspension. Left-back Christian Fuchs has suffered a season-ending groin injury, meaning rookie Luke Thomas has had to deputise on the left side of defence for recent games against Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Right-back Ricardo Pereira is also set to be missing for the Foxes.


Between mid-October and early December, Leicester went on a nine-game unbeaten run, leading some to rank the East Midlanders as outside title contenders, but Sunday's hosts soon came unstuck, with back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool during the busy festive period.

However, that did not deter the wily Foxes and, prior to the suspension of football in March, they had an eight-point buffer to United in fifth position. Since the restart, though, Leicester's form has been patchy, yielding three draws, three defeats and just two wins, with points dropped from winning positions against relegation-threatened Watford and AFC Bournemouth.

This means that Leicester, who have been the hunted for so long this term, now become the hunters for a top four place as the season reaches its climax.

Highlights: United 1 Leicester 0 Video

Highlights: United 1 Leicester 0

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This weekend will be the 14th time we have made the journey to face Leicester City in the Premier League era, and our seventh visit to the King Power Stadium since its opening in 2003. On those travels, United have won eight times in the East Midlands, however five were at Leicester's old Filbert Street ground.

Our opponent's former venue, which was their home for 111 years, was a happy hunting ground for the Reds, especially in 1999 when Dwight Yorke bagged a hat-trick in a 6-2 win for the Reds.

In more recent times, we are currently unbeaten in our last three matches on the road against the Foxes, the most recent of which was settled with a Marcus Rashford strike back in February 2019 as United won 1-0.

Approaching the end of his first full season at the club, Brendan Rodgers hopes to bring Champions League football back to the King Power Stadium.


Familiar to United fans due to his stint as Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers is hoping to make sure the 2019/20 campaign ends with Leicester City's return to the Champions League.

The Northern Irishman left his post at Celtic, where he won 10 domestic honours in just over three seasons, to join the Foxes at the backend of the previous season following the sacking of Claude Puel, and has had an immediate impact, with the Foxes guaranteed to finish in their highest position since winning the Premier League in 2016.

Rodgers began his coaching career in the youth ranks at Chelsea, before getting his first managerial post at Watford. After a spell as Reading boss, Brendan joined Swansea City, with whom he helped achieve promotion to the Premier League, before replacing Kenny Dalglish in the hot seat on Merseyside in 2012.

With 23 goals to his name, Leicester City's Jamie Vardy leads the race for the Premier League's Golden Boot.


It's not just Champions League football that is on the line for Leicester on Sunday: the Premier League Golden Boot will also be decided. It has been a season to remember for Jamie Vardy. The Foxes' striker reached 100 Premier League goals and currently leads the top scorer race with 23.

With Southampton's Danny Ings breathing down his neck with 21 strikes, Vardy will be eager to ensure that the individual piece of silverware will be resting on his mantelpiece on Sunday evening.

One of Leicester's players of the season is Wilfred Ndidi. The Nigerian has been incredibly influential in the middle of the park for the Foxes, who went through a poor run of form mid-season when he was on the sidelines due to a knee injury. Ndidi has made 123 tackles in the Premier League this term - the only player who has made any more is our very own, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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