PREM: Leicester v Manchester United preview


Leicester v Manchester United preview

Goal-shy Leicester City will look to get their season moving in the right direction against Manchester United.


The Premier League champions have not scored in their last four Premier League matches, losing the last three.

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been involved in 28 less Premier League goals than at same stage last season as the attacking brilliance that led them to their incredible title glory has been in short supply this term.

This is the worst start to a title defence in Premier League history after 23 games and going further back, this is the worst defence by a reigning champion in the top division in English football.

However, Leicester have won 18 of their 21 points this season at the King Power Stadium, including beating Manchester City.

They are set to meet a Man Utd team that are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League games, which is the current longest unbeaten run in Europe's top five leagues.

Wantaway striker Leonardo Ulloa is still not fit for Leicester as he battles a thigh problem.

The forward has resumed light training as he looks to build bridges following his transfer request last month.

Fellow striker Islam Slimani is also out with a groin problem but new signing Molla Wague could play after he joined on loan from Udinese on deadline day and Daniel Amartey is back after the Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana.

Phil Jones is likely to miss the game for United.

A bruised foot saw the 24-year-old defender come off after 55 minutes against Hull on Wednesday, putting his place in jeopardy for a match that Eric Bailly is available for after the African Nations Cup.

Teenager Dean Henderson is set to travel to Leicestershire as part of the squad having been recalled from his loan at Grimsby following an injury to third-choice goalkeeper Joel Pereira.


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