Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Leicester City in the Premier League this afternoon.
Ole Gunnar Solsjaer’s charges are winless in their last two league outings after Everton held them to a draw just a week after Aston Villa left Old Trafford with all three points.
The Red Devils are set to be boosted by the return of Marcus Rashford when they take on the Foxes, while club captain Harry Maguire could also make his comeback from injury. However, the £63m-rated Raphael Varane is sidelined with a calf problem and South American duo Fred and Edinson Cavani are unavailable due to their international involvements.
With that in mind, here’s how Football FanCast expects United to line up at the King Power Stadium, with four changes from the side which started against the Toffees last time out…
In goal, David de Gea will start between the sticks after an impressive start to the season for the Spanish shot-stopper, keeping Dean Henderson on the substitutes’ bench.
Ahead of the 30-year-old is set to be a slightly altered back four. While full-backs Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are available for selection, it may come too soon for Maguire to feature from the off, while Varane is out for several weeks.
That means Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly are expected to make rare starts for the 20-time English champions in what’s set to be a tricky test for Solskjaer’s charges, the Ivorian coming into the team for his first Premier League involvement of the season.
The engine room will also have an unfamiliar feel to it due to Fred’s enforced absence, but it should give Donny van de Beek a chance to come in alongside Scott McTominay for his first Premier League start of the campaign.
Completing the line-up should be a front four of Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner being restored to the first XI after surprisingly being omitted against Everton. He comes in for Cavani, with Sancho replacing the out-of-sorts Anthony Martial on the left wing.