Manchester United vs Leicester City

Manchester United will attempt to maintain their perfect start to the Premier League season as they welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford on Saturday. The Red Devils have scored eight goals without conceding in their opening two league encounters, propelling them to the summit of the division. Manchester United would continue to be without left back Luke Shaw and centre half Marcos Rojo at the back. Shaw was seen along with winger Ashely Young in United’s Under-23 game against Swansea City on Monday evening and would look to return in a few days. Rojo has returned to training as he continues to recover from his knee problem. Leicester City- The biggest scare for the Foxes would be the uncertainty of Harry Maguire. The new arrival has been significant for Shakespeare’s side so far and with Robert Huth still injured with an injured ankle, his services will come in handy. Leicester City had to indulge in a midweek fixture against Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup and would remain a bit tired.

Among the absentees remain midfielders Danny Drinkwater and new arrival Vicente Iborra. While former Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is a doubt with a toe injury for the game. The duo of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku has been unstoppable so far in the opening two games of the league and will remain United’s biggest weapons going into the game. Mkhitaryan has also provided four assists in two games would need a check. Although many had thought the Armenian wouldn’t flourish from the central position from where he doesn’t get to stretch the defence, he has done brilliantly to find spaces and lay on the ball for the deadly strikers ahead of him. Leicester City- Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki remain their most important players without a doubt. While Vardy and Okazaki have both scored two goals so far, Mahrez has registered two assists already.

Jose Mourinho’s men will hope to continue their excellent start to the newPremier League season when they return to Old Trafford on Saturda Manchester United will look to maintain their perfect record in the Premier League this season when they host Leicester City on Saturday. The Red Devils have recorded back-to-back 4-0 wins against West Ham and Swansea City to lead the English top flight with maximum points. They will return to Old Trafford confident of recording a third victory against a Foxes side with only one win in their past six away games stretching back to last season.

Despite their best efforts, Leicester’s wait for the Premier League title goes on after being held to what was, under the circumstances, a good point. After going behind so early it looked as if they may be on course for a rare defeat, but they fought back valiantly and caused plenty of problems for United during a second half in which both sides were battling hard for that all-important second goal. In the end, neither could find it, meaning that Claudio Ranieri’s men must now wait for the league crown until at least tomorrow, when a win for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur would confirm their victory.
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LEICESTER CITY
90′ + 4′ United try to push forward on one last attack as they fling ball after ball into the Leicester penalty area, but no matter what they do they just can’t seem to turn their possession into a chance on goal. The visitors are eventually able to clear the danger before Ulloa is brought crashing to the ground by Blind, resulting in a free-kick for the Foxes that will surely be the last action of the game.
90′ + 3′ Fantastic goalkeeping by Schmeichel! Valencia charges down the right flank before sending a lovely through-ball into the path of Martial, but it’s just about cut out by Huth before it can find the Frenchman. The defender’s sliced clearance rolls over to the edge of the Leicester penalty area, however, but the Danish goalkeeper charges out and cuts out the danger with a vital sliding interception before Depay can get a shot away.After the break, both sides continued to push forward in search of a winner as both Leonardo Ulloa and Riyad Mahrez went close, before Chris Smalling’s header rattled the post with just over 10 minutes remaining.

Leicester were forced to see out the game with 10 men after Danny Drinkwater received his marching orders in the 86th minute for a second bookable offence, but they did just that with the draw meaning they still need two points from games against Everton and Chelsea to guarantee the title.

However, Ranieri’s men could be crowned champions without kicking a ball if Tottenham fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday Night Football.

With Jamie Vardy still suspended, Ranieri stuck with the same side that won 4-0 at home to Swansea, but the visitors made the worst possible start and were made to pay when Antonio Valencia’s cross reached Martial at the far post, and the Frenchman stroked the ball through the legs of Kasper Schmeichel.