Leicester vs Manchester United: Match preview, betting tips and predictions - Premier League boxing day battle
|David De Gea saves from Bamford in their premier league encounter. United won 6-2. (Picture credit: Premierleague.com)|
Leicester vs Manchester United
King Power Stadium
Leicester City have gotten to a point where opponents have to take them serious, since they took the whole of Europe by surprise to win the Premier League, they have become fearsome and Manchester United definitely know better.
Manchester United are the form team of the entirety of Europe when it comes to away games, they have won every game away from home in the league and will look to continue this form when they head to the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day.
Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford inspired United to an amazing win over Leeds United at Old Trafford last weekend, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer deserves plaudits for the result with his intelligent, yet shocking team selection;
The 1999 UEFA Champions League winner opted to start Daniel James and Scott McTominay in a bid to match Leeds United wit for wit and speed for speed, it worked magic with the latter scoring twice in the opening three minutes to open the goal rush.
Leicester on their parts did what not many teams get to do to a team managed by Jose Mourinho.
Brendan Rodgers led the Foxes to the Tottenham and they left with three points.
Jamie Vardy scored from the spot after a reckless Serge Aurier challenge and he was also involved in the second after Toby Alderwereld diverted his cross past his own keeper.
United’s away record will be on the minds of the Foxes when they file out here, it’s a must-win for either side as they try to close in on league leaders.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has said he wants his team to ignore title talks but he admits that United deserves to be taken seriously.
He opined that Leicester deserves a mention too and he lauded Brendan Rodgers for the great job he has done with Leicester.
United beat Everton late on in midweek to qualify for the semifinals of the Carabao Cup, inspired by Edison Cavani’s late well taken strike, pitching them against their city rivals, Manchester City in the last four.
Winning at Leicester will help United finish the year on a high.
No new injury worries for either side but United has won four of the last five between the two, including a 2-0 success on this ground at the end of last season, a result that took United to the champions league at the detriment of the Foxes.