In one of the best matches of the Premier League weekend, Manchester United will look to get back on track against a Leicester City team that is hoping to make up for lost ground.
Manchester United (4th, 14 points) is coming off a loss (at home to Aston Villa) and a draw (1-1 vs. Everton). With Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City rolling over opponents, Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. can’t afford to drop more points.
The Red Devils will be facing a Leicester City (13th, 8 points) side that has been underwhelming in league play (2-3-2 record) despite high expectations entering the season. Foxes veteran Jamie Vardy, the second-highest Premier League scorer this season (six goals), would no doubt take great satisfaction in outshining Ronaldo at home.
Sporting News will be following Saturday’s match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.
Leicester City vs. Manchester United live score
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9:05 a.m.: Marcus Rashford’s back and available off the bench.
🔙 in the matchday squad 🤩
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 16, 2021
Leicester City vs. Manchester United: Lineups
Leicester look to set up with a five-man back line against the loaded Manchester United attacking front. Jonny Evans was a question mark because of an injury, but he makes the lineup while Jannik Vestergaard is on the bench. Wesley Fofana and Wilfried Ndidi are the big injury absences for Leicester City.
Leicester City starting lineup (5-3-2, right to left): 1-Kasper Schmeichel-GK — 21-Ricardo Pereira, 18-Daniel Amartey, 6-Jonny Evans, 4-Caglar Soyuncu, 27-Timothy Castagne — 8-Youri Tielemans, 42-Boubakary Soumare, 10-James Maddison — 14-Kelechi Iheanacho, 9-Jamie Vardy
Manchester United center back Raphael Varane picked up a groin injury on international duty, but Harry Maguire joined practice late in the week and is considered fit to start. In addition, midfielder Fred and forward Edinson Cavani will be sitting out after playing on Thursday in the Brazil vs. Uruguay World Cup qualifier. Paul Pogba takes Fred’s spot in central midfield with Jadon Sancho getting the start.
Manchester United starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-David de Gea-GK — 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 2-Victor Lindelof, 5-Harry Maguire, 23-Luke Shaw — 31-Nemanja Matic, 6-Paul Pogba — 11-Mason Greenwood, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 25-Jadon Sancho — 7-Cristiano Ronaldo
How to watch Leicester City vs. Manchester United
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 16
- Time: 10 a.m. ET
- TV Channels: USA Network
- Spanish-language TV: Universo
- Streaming: fuboTV
The Leicester City vs. Manchester United match will be carried in the USA in both English (USA Network) and Spanish (Universo). Both channels are streamed on fuboTV, which is available for a free 7-day trial to new subscribers.Internet Explorer Channel Network