United will be looking to delay Manchester City’s title celebrations even longer against a Leicester team in real trouble of missing out on the Champions League again.
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The Red Devils confirmed back-to-back Champions League seasons for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure when they again came from behind away at Aston Villa. A second placed finish and a European final would’ve been seen as a great campaign last summer, but with City still to wrap up the title, they’ll be left wondering what could have been.
Leicester on the other hand are in real trouble, a team thought of as a title contender before Christmas have gradually slipped away as their season hit a wall.
The weekends 4-2 defeat at home to Newcastle compounds what has been a terrible run of form for Brendan Rodgers’ side, picking up only seven points from their last six games. The scars of last seasons top four failure could begin to open again should they fall to a fourth defeat in seven.
The good news for Leicester is United’s confirmed top four place mixed with a heavily congested fixture schedule should give way to wholesale changes. The Reds ended Leicester’s top four hopes last season and could throw them into real doubt again tonight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to be dragged into questions regarding his team selection but should see plenty of rotation and youth throughout the squad. Captain and former Foxes defender, Harry Maguire, will miss his first Premier League game for United through injury.
Rodgers could be without James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira through injury, adding to a mounting injury list. Kelechi Iheanacho will look to carry on his superb form of late. His brace helped the Foxes see off United in the FA Cup Quarter Finals.
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