Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is expected to feature against Leicester City Getty

Manchester United will face Leicester City in the weekend Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm GMT.


The last time these two teams met at the King Power Stadium saw United suffer a 5-3 defeat, despite taking a lead in the game. It was goals in the second half that helped the Foxes make a comeback to seal a victory over Red Devils.

United come into this game after their disappointing goalless draw against Cambridge United away from home in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The result has forced them to play at Old Trafford in the fourth round reply next month.

Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy will be an important player for Leicester against Manchester United Getty Images/Ben Hoskins

Louis van Gaal has seen his side struggle in the last few matches as United have scored only five goals, managing three clean sheets in the process.

However, after the Foxes victory over United, Nigel Pearson saw his side go on a winless run for close to three months, before they managed to win against Hull City late in December.

In the last fixture, Leicester managed to seal another comeback as they knocked out Tottenham Hotspur after defeating them in the fourth round of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane.

What managers say

Nigel Pearson: "I think we've spent so long putting that behind us. It's long gone. We're looking at this game from the perspective of where we are now, and that's it. We just want to concentrate on how we prepare for this game, knowing full well that a lot has changed since then in terms of ourselves and our opponents. They've had a very good run of results, played different formations."

Betting odds (bwin)

  • Manchester United to win: 3/10
  • Draw: 79/17
  • Leicester City to win: 19/2

Team form

Manchester United

  • Last five (all competitions): D W L W D
  • Last result: Cambridge United 0-0 Manchester United

Leicester City

  • Last five (all competitions): D W W L W
  • Last result: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Leicester City

Team news

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal cannot win the title in 10 years - Andrei Kanchelskis Getty Images

Manchester United

  • Injured: Ashley Young (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Blind; Carrick, Fellaini, Di Maria, Rooney; Van Persie, Falcao

Leicester City

  • Injured: Chris Wood (ankle), Riyad Mahrez (unavailable)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hamer; Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky; Drinkwater, Cambiasso; Schlupp, Kramaric, Vardy; Ulloa