LEICESTER — Manchester United will aim to close the gap on leaders Liverpool when they take on Leicester City in an early English Premier League game at King Power Stadium.
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Manchester United, Leicester City Keeping Tabs on Liverpool
The Reds are sitting third in the table standings five points behind Liverpool (31) and just a single point adrift of Leicester City (27).
A win for Manchester United on Saturday would see them move above the Foxes into second place in the EPL standings, while a defeat for Leicester could see them dropping as far as sixth place if results in other games also go against them.
This Boxing Day meeting will be the 29th between the two clubs in the league with United winning 19 and seven ending in a draw.
“They’ve started really well, like they did last season,” former Fox defender and current United captain Harry Maguire said on www.manutd.com. “They’re a great team with great players and a great manager.
“I fully expected them to be up there challenging again for the top four. They had a great result against Spurs, I expected them to go there and get a result. Tactically they’re very good and it will be a tough challenge, but it’s one we’re looking forward to and one we go into with confidence.”
United Won Both Fixtures Last Year
A Marcus Rashford penalty settled the first meeting between the clubs last season, while another spot kick from Bruno Fernandes and a late Jesse Lingard strike sealed a 2-0 win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side.
Manchester United at Leicester City Early Team News
In early team news for the Foxes, leading striker Jamie Vardy is expected to play against the visiting Manchester United after recovering from a slight groin issue. However, Çaglar Soyuncu (abductor) is expected to be out of this one as he continues to recover.
United will check on right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and midfielder Scott McTominay before the game. The pair remain doubtful after picking up knocks in the 6-2 victory over Leeds United.