Match Today: Manchester United vs Leicester City 01-09-2022 English Premier League
Manchester United aim to continue their recent streak of victories when they face Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Thursday. The curtains will fall in the fifth week of the 2022/23 Premier League season on Thursday with a match at King Power Stadium. The hosts claim their first win of the season and the visitors hope to build a strong streak of performance. Leicester City may not have envisioned sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table when the 2022/23 season began, despite the Midlands club's underspending. But Brendan Rodgers has struggled to motivate his team so far, with the Foxes having only one point from four games so far. All of Leicester's last three games have ended in defeat. Like Leicester, Manchester United have sat at the bottom of the Premier League standings after losing their first two games of the season. But the Red Devils absorbed something of a form in the last two games, as they beat Liverpool and Southampton with a strange goal to advance to the first half before the final round. Eric Ten Hag hopes that Manchester United's current career will continue.
Manchester United vs Leicester City
The confrontation last season saw Leicester City return from behind to defeat Manchester United 4-2 at the beginning of the end for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Red Devils coach. Prior to the recent meeting between the two sides, Brendan Rodgers has no injury concerns hampering his preparations ahead of his visit to Manchester United. On Thursday, the Leicester City boss could be deprived of the services of up to three first-team players.
Rodgers is sweating due to James Maddison's fitness, in particular, as the England playmaker recovers from a blow, although he may have a chance to play against Manchester United. But Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) and Ryan Bertrand (knee) have been kept on the sidelines due to their respective injuries. Since Kasper Schmeichel's departure from King Power Stadium, Danny Ward has established himself as the new goalkeeper for Leicester City. The Welsh international will see his side form a 4-3-3 formation against Manchester United, with Timothy Castagne and James Justing starting as full-backs.
Leicester City vs Manchester United
Casemiro is set to make his Manchester United debut against Leicester after appearing on the bench on Saturday in his first appearance. The Brazil international will bolster Manchester United's midfield, with Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes providing defensive support. Daniel Amarty will continue to play former Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans at Leicester City's central defense as the Foxes continue to search for a replacement for Wesley Fofana heading to Chelsea. Up front in midfield, Wilfried Ndidi is hoping to return to the starting line-up. The main absentee from Manchester United is Anthony Martial, as the Frenchman had a hamstring injury. While Martial is unlikely to return against Leicester, he is likely to be back in the starting line-up this weekend against Arsenal, who will have more bets. The other players on the sidelines are Victor Lindelof, Brandon Williams and Facundo Pellistri.
David de Gea remains Manchester United's number one goalkeeper despite his flaws in Erik ten Hag's system. The visitors will battle a 4-2-3-1 against Leicester City, with Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez continuing their strong defensive partnership. The duo made a strong impression once again against Southampton last weekend and will continue to forge their partnership. Diogo Dalot is currently irreplaceable at right-back, while Terrell Malacia appears to have usurped Luke Shaw down the left after two strong showings.