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Written by Ciaran Coyle

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Manchester United will be looking to reach their second consecutive FA Cup semi-final on Sunday evening when they take on a Leicester City side who currently sit just a point behind them in the Premier League table.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side come into this quarter-final matchup off the back of a one-nil win against AC Milan in the San Siro, which saw the Red Devils move through to the quarter-final stages of the Europa League.

Leicester were knocked out of the Europa League at the round of 32 stage, but their somewhat surprising upturn in league form this season could still see Brendan Rodger’s side end this season in a Champions League spot.

Sunday’s visitors have already had to overcome some tough opposition in this season’s FA Cup campaign. Solskjaer’s men left it late to put Liverpool to the sword in the fourth round before edging-out David Moyes’ high-flying West Ham side in the fifth.

Leicester will be looking to put a run of five consecutive FA Cup quarter-final appearances without a win to an end when they go toe-to-toe with United this weekend. The last time the Foxes made it to the semi-final stage was almost 40 years ago.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that winger Marcus Rashford will be out of their game at the King Power Stadium this Sunday after aggravating a long-term ankle injury. The 23-year-old limped off in his sides’ win over AC Milan on Thursday night.

James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Cengiz Ünder will be unavailable for selection for Brendan Rodgers this weekend but he will be able to welcome back midfielder, Dennis Praet, after suffering a long-term injury.

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Prediction: Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United

Sub-edited by Cameron Winstanley

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