Key man ruled out of Man United and Leicester clash

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel¬†has been ruled out of today’s meeting with Manchester United, as well as the Foxes’ Champions League tie with Porto next week, report the Sun.

A stalwart between the sticks for the Premier League champions last term, the Dane’s season so far has been dogged with injury issues.

It is claimed he has suffered a recurrence of a groin problem, one that has ruled him out of the last two games.

He underwent a hernia operation and could reportedly miss next week’s game at home to Southampton too.

That means he is likely to miss the first ever Champions League at the King Power Stadium, a monumental occasion for the East Midlands outfit.

In his stead, German stopper Robert Zieler will man the posts following his summer arrival from Hannover.

A member of the World Cup-winning squad in 2014, the 27-year-old started his career with the Red Devils before moving back to the Bundesliga.