Saturday, 20 March 2021

Leicester v Manchester United : English FA Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats


Date :Sunday 21st March,2021

Time: 6:00 pm
Stadium : King Power Stadium
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Leicester are still without a host of key players, including James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Cengiz Under, James Justin and Wes Morgan.

Ricardo Pereira is also out after picking up a hamstring injury last weekend, but Dennis Praet could make the squad after two months out and Sidnei Tavares should be available again.

Iheanacho's hat-trick last time out should earn him another start, and he is one of eight different players to have scored for Leicester already in this season's competition - although half of those are now on the treatment table.

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu; Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas; Perez; Iheanacho, Vardy
Leicester City FA Cup form: WWW
Leicester City form (all competitions): WLLDWW

Manchester United
Manchester United will assess the fitness of Marcus Rashford in the buildup to this match, with the striker having been taken off at half time in Milan on Thursday night.

Solskjaer insisted that the substitution was merely a precaution and remains hopeful that Rashford can at least be part of the squad for this game, although he conceded that it might be "unlikely".

Rashford's potential absence could leave the visitors short in attack, with Anthony Martial still doubtful due to a hip injury and Edinson Cavani's muscle problem still causing him issues.

Eric Bailly is also a doubt with a knock, while Juan Mata and Phil Jones remain sidelined.

Given that Man United are still fighting on three fronts, changes are expected from Solskjaer, and one of those could be a start for the fit-again Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman came off the bench to score the winner in Milan and, while he is unlikely to be ready to play for a full 90 minutes just yet, he could be in contention to make his first start since February 6.

Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic are among the other players who will be pushing for game time if there are changes, while Solskjaer's decision regarding who plays in goal between Dean Henderson and David de Gea could offers clues as to who he now regards as his number one.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Matic; James, Fernandes, Pogba; Greenwood

Manchester United FA Cup form: WWW
Manchester United form (all competitions): DDWDWW

Prediction: Leicester City 1-2 Manchester United

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