Kick-off time, team news and how to follow as Premier League action returns at the King Power


Manchester United travel to Leicester this weekend with both sides needing to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

United drew 1-1 with an in-form Everton side last time out but go into this weekend’s games still just two points off top spot.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Brendan Rodgers meet this weekend in a key Premier League clash

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Brendan Rodgers meet this weekend in a key Premier League clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came under fire for their last performance after he decided to bench Cristiano Ronaldo.

United lost their previous match 1-0 against Aston Villa and need to find some consistency leading up to Christmas.

Leicester have also been struggling of late and despite going 2-0 up away at Crystal Palace last time out, they ended up conceding two late goals to share the spoils.

Leicester v Man United: Date and time

Leicester will host United at King Power Stadium on Saturday, October 16.

The Premier League clash will kick-off at 3pm.

This fixture finished in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Boxing Day last season following Axel Tuanzebe’s late own goal.

Leicester v Man United: How to follow

This match will not be shown live on TV in the UK due to the broadcast restrictions on 3pm kick-offs.

However, talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham will be at the King Power to update you on all the goals as they go in.

talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog for all the action.

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  • West Brom v Birmingham – 20:00, Championship – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE

SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER

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  • Southampton v Leeds United – 15:00, Premier League – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
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  • Spartak Moscow v Leicester – 15:30, Europa League – talkSPORT 2
  • Swansea v West Brom – 19:45, Championship – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE

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  • Vitesse Arnhem v Tottenham – 17:45, Europa Conference League – talkSPORT 2
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Leicester v Manchester United: Team news

Leicester have a number of injury considerations ahead of the clash with United.

Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans could be fit to return for the Foxes.

Vardy suffered a chest injury in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace and received a lengthy spell of treatment but should return alongside Evans who is expected to return from illness.

Wilfred Ndidi is a major doubt after picking up a hamstring injury ahead of the international break and it’s expected that this game will come too soon for the midfielder.

James Justin isn’t far from a return following a nasty knee injury but is expected to miss out, while Wesley Fofana is a long-term absentee.

United should be boosted by the return of Marcus Rashford to his squad.

The forward has been out for several months after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury but has returned to full training and should be in contention.

However there are doubts over the fitness of defensive duo Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane.

Maguire suffered a calf injury before the international break and was ruled out of England duty as a result. The match with Leicester could come too soon as a result.

As for Varane, the France international suffered a thigh injury in the UEFA Nations League clash with Spain – an injury that could rule him out for several weeks.

Rashford has returned to full training and could return against the Foxes

Rashford has returned to full training and could return against the Foxes

Leicester v Manchester United: Match stats

  • Leicester won their last league meeting with Manchester United 2-1 in May – they’ve not won consecutive league games against the Red Devils since September 1973.
  • Manchester United have lost just one of their 15 Premier League away games against Leicester (W9 D5), going down 5-3 in September 2014 under Louis van Gaal. However, they did lose 3-1 at the King Power Stadium in the FA Cup last season.
  • Leicester are looking to win three consecutive meetings with Manchester United in all competitions for the first time since November 1901.
  • Leicester are winless in four Premier League games (D2 L2), last having a longer winless run in the competition in their final six games under Claude Puel in February 2019 (D1 L5).
  • Leicester have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League games (1-0 vs Wolves on MD1), while the Foxes could concede 2+ goals in four straight games in the competition for the first time since December 2017.
  • Manchester United are looking to extend their record unbeaten away run in the league to 30 games (W19 D10). The Red Devils haven’t conceded more than once in any of their last 15 on the road (7 conceded in total), their longest such run in league football.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s only previous appearance against Leicester in his career was in a 1-0 win for Man Utd at Old Trafford in April 2004 (Gary Neville scoring the winner). The Foxes would be the 120th different opponent Ronaldo has scored against in his club career if he finds the net here.
  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances – the only player older than Vardy will be on the day of this game (34y 278d) in Premier League history to score in four consecutive appearances is Gary McAllister in May 2001 for Liverpool (36y 127d).
  • Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard has been involved in six goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Leicester (3 goals, 3 assists). Against no side has he been involved in more goals in the competition (also 6 vs Arsenal).
  • Manchester United have the player with the most overall chances created (Bruno Fernandes, 23), the most chances created from set plays (Luke Shaw, 11) and the most assists (Paul Pogba, 7) in the Premier League so far this season.





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