Manchester United are set to take on Leicester City in the premier league game on Saturday evening, 26th August 2017 at Old Trafford. United can make it 3 wins out of three having won the opening two games 4-0 while Leicester City will be eager build on that impressive 2-0 win against Brighton last week. The game will kickoff at around 17:30 uk time and BT Sports has the live coverage of the game in UK. NBCSN will continue their top notch premier league coverage in the US.
Post Match Interview:
Manchester United 1-0 Leicester City Highlights
[ Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
53′ 0 – 0 (Missed penalty) Romelu Lukaku failed to convert the penalty in second half.
70′ 1 – 0 Marcus Rashford came on as second half sub to score the opening goal of the game for United.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Highlights
[English Premier League, 26 August 2017 2017 ]
Kickoff-time: 17:30 uk time
Channel: BT Sports (UK), NBC SN (US)
Match highlights: if you missed the live action, you can always visit this page to get full match replay video after the game.
Last season United completed a very comprehensive double over Leicester City winning both of their premier league games 4-1 and 3-0 and also defeated Leicester 2-1 in the community shield game at the start of the season. Their most recent meeting was at King Power stadium back in February 2017 when United ran out comfortable 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic and Mata.
Leicester City 0-3 Manchester United – February 2017
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
42′ 0 – 1 Henrik Mkhitaryan scores another quality solo goal to put United in league just before the break.
44′ 0 – 2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it 2-0 minute late when he nodded home with a first time finish from Valencia’s low cross inside the box.
49′ 0 – 3 Juan Mata made it 3-0 just after the break to complete a superb win for United.
Match Preview: United has beaten Leicester City twice this season already starting with a 2-1 win in Community Shield at the start of the season and that that incredible first 45 minutes performance at Old Trafford where they put 4 past helpless Leicester. Defending Champions can become the first team to win the title and relegate while still in champions league. Its unbelievable story and if they don’t get their act together they are in a real trouble.
Manchester United 4-1 Leicester City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Season ]
22′ 1 – 0 Chris Smalling scored from a corner kick routine to put United in lead just after Leicester had their best spell in the game.
37′ 2 – 0 Juan Mata nice give and go at the edge of the box opened up Leicester defence and he scored with a superb left footed strike to make it 2-0.
40′ 3 – 0 Marcus Rashford got himself on the scoresheet when Mata’s cut back found him unmarked inside the box.
42′ 4 – 0 Paul Pogba scored his first goal for Manchester United to make it 4-0 before halftime.
60′ 4 – 1 Demarai Gray scored absolute peach of a goal after cutting inside from the left and unleashing a beautiful curing effort on the far post.
Team News & Lineups: Jose Mourinho will take charge of first competitive game as United manager while new signings, Zlatain Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly are expected to make their official debuts for United against Leicester City.
Leicester on the other hand has managed to hold on to their two key players in Jamie Vardy and Riyadh Mahrez and also added talented forward in Ahmad Musa who scored twice against Barcelona in friendly game last week. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday.
Match Predictions: A great game for the neutrals and of course Leicester City who can make history by winning their very first premier league title but United have been in pretty good form of late and they will be slightly favourite going into the game specially considering Vardy is suspended. I am going with a narrow 1-0 win for Manchester United in this one.
An absolutely cracking game at Old Trafford sawa Leicester City trying to win the premier league title but they started at the backfoot when United scored through Martial but they did equalized minutes later through West Morgan.
17′ 1 – 1 Wes Morgan equalized for Leicester City with a thumping header in 17th minute of the game. Both teams went into the break 1-1 but Leicester were looking more likely to catch United on the break than otherway around as they game wore on in second half.