Manchester United will be looking to bounce from their shock defeat to Bristol City in the Carabao Cup in midweek when they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League’s late kickoff on Saturday.
The Red devils produced a very uninspired performance in the league cup match on Wednesday night and manager Jose Mourinho will be looking for a response from his players when they visit Leicester.
Marouane Fellaini remains sidelined with an injury as well does Eric Bailly, both players have been ruled out until the new year. Antonio Valencia’s injury picked up against West Brom is less severe but he is still expected to miss the tie.
Michael Carrick’s return is still unknown as he recovers from a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat carried out earlier in the season.
David De Gea remains an ever present in the starting Xi as his form this season makes him the first name on the sheet.
In defence, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are set to start in the central positions. Valencia’s absence should see Ashley Young switched to right back with Luke Shaw manning the left.
Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata should all return after sitting out the League cup game. Paul Pogba made his return from suspension against Bristol City and is expected to partner Matic in midfield. The left side of attack should be a straight toss between Rashford and Martial, but with their poor showing in midweek, it is unclear who would get the nod.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic got on the score sheet against Bristol city but should be named on the bench against Leicester as Romelu Lukaku returns.
Predicted formation 4-2-3-1
GK: De Gea
Defenders: Young Jones Smalling Shaw
Midfielders: Matic Pogba
Forward: Mata Lingard Rashford