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Man Utd predicted lineup vs Leicester - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the Man Utd XI last time
Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the Man Utd XI last time / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday after the October international break with a potentially tricky trip to Leicester.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have only taken one point from their last two Premier League games, scoring just once across those two outings. They have also been beaten in each of their last two meetings with Leicester in recent months in the league and FA Cup.

A few changes from the side that drew with Everton are likely, so here's 90min's look at who the Norwegian may start...


Man Utd predicted lineup vs Leicester - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Eric Bailly
Eric Bailly will make his first Premier League appearance of the season / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

David de Gea (GK): Only one clean sheet for the team so far this season is not the fault of the Spanish stopper, who continues to get back to something like his form of old.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB): Still has one game of a Champions League ban to serve but has been an ever-present in the Premier League through the first seven games.

Victor Lindelof (CB): Made his first Premier League start since August last time out because of the injury to Harry Maguire and will keep his place here.

Eric Bailly (CB): In line for his first Premier League appearance of the season as a result of summer signing Raphael Varane getting injured while on international duty.

Luke Shaw (LB): Over a recent fitness worry and should be relatively fresh after only appearing in one of England’s matches during the international break.

2. Midfielders

Nemanja Matic
Solskjaer could call on Nemanja Matic for more midfield solidity / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

Scott McTominay (CM): Gives United a better shape and structure in midfield, especially if he can drive forward. His struggles with injury and fitness so far this season have been telling.

Nemanja Matic (CM): United’s struggles against Leicester in the recent past could tempt Solskjaer for more solidity in midfield. Fred is also unavailable because of prolonged international duty.

Bruno Fernandes (AM): Arguably settling into a new role after only one goal since the opening day of the season, but will take confidence from a goal and assist for Portugal this week.

3. Forwards

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo will be back in the starting XI / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Mason Greenwood (RW): The international break was an important chance to rest for the youngster, who hasn’t scored since a blistering start to the season in August.

Cristiano Ronaldo (ST): Solskjaer won’t make the same mistake by resting the five-time Ballon d’Or winner any time soon after starting with him on the bench last time out.

Paul Pogba (LW): A free role on the left has become the norm for the Frenchman in more challenging games. His role in France’s UEFA Nations League triumph was celebrated this week.


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