After impressing against Barcelona midweek, Manchester United look to creep closer to the Premier League’s top two as they host Leicester City at Old Trafford.
Man United come into this fixture full of confidence after a 2-0 win away at Leeds, and a 2-2 draw with Barcelona in the Europa League.
Similarly, The Foxes will fancy their chances of grabbing three points having won their last two league games; beating Aston Villa 4-2 and thrashing Tottenham 4-1.
Considering the questionable start Man United had at the start of the season, the Erik ten Hag era is now well and truly underway and his side are unbeaten in their last seven games.
The Red Devils are still competing on four fronts this season, and could end their six-year wait for silverware when they take on Newcastle in the Carabao Cup Final in two weeks’ time.
Despite heading into this match with back-to-back victories behind them, Leicester were winless in their previous five Premier League games, leaving them 13th in the table.
Brendan Rodgers still has a lot of work to do if he wants to secure a top-ten finish this season, and his midfield maestro could be the man to make it happen for him.
James Maddison has been involved in 21 goals in his last 19 Premier League starts, scoring 13 and assisting eight.
Maddison’s struggled against Man United in the past, though. He’s faced the Red Devils without scoring more often than any other opponent in the competition (eight games).
Leicester need to be wary of an in-form Marcus Rashford who has been flying high at Man United over the past few weeks.
The England man has scored in each of his last six Premier League home games; only two Manchester United players have scored in more consecutive appearances at Old Trafford in the competition – Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Manchester United won the reverse fixture 1-0 against Leicester, ending a run of four Premier League games without a win against the Foxes (D2 L2)
Leicester have avoided defeat in their last two Premier League away games against Man Utd (W1 D1) – they last had a longer league run without defeat at Old Trafford between August 1972 and April 1977 (W1 D3)
Manchester United have scored at least once in each of their last 27 Premier League games against Leicester – only Manchester City (28 against Newcastle) have had a longer scoring run against an opponent in the competition
After losing their final two games of 2021-22 and the first two games of this campaign, Manchester United have now lost just three of their last 21 Premier League matches (W14 D4). Indeed, since (and including) their first win of the season against Liverpool on August 22nd, Manchester United have earned more Premier League points than any other side (46)
Leicester have won their last two Premier League games despite conceding first both times, beating Aston Villa 4-2 and Tottenham 4-1. There have been four previous occasions of a side winning three Premier League games in a row despite conceding first each time – Leeds in November 1997, Manchester United in January 2003, Arsenal in March 2012 (4) and Liverpool in May 2022
Leicester are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since January 2021, while they’ve scored more goals in these last two victories (8) than they had in their previous eight league games combined (7)
Manchester United have scored a league-high eight Premier League goals via substitutes this season, while no side has conceded more goals to subs than Leicester City (7)
Kelechi Iheanacho has been involved in five goals in his last two Premier League games for Leicester (2 goals, 3 assists) as many as he had in his previous 27 appearances (3 goals, 2 assists)