Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Frenchmen Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial will be fit for Sunday’s game against Leicester. The duo has been struggling with injury in the build-up to the big fixture.
Leicester City vs. Manchester United: Will Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial be fit?
Martial signed a new five-year contract during the week at Old Trafford. The player had looked likely to leave Manchester United, however, under Solskjaer, Martial has been rejuvenated.
The Frenchman missed Manchester United’s 2-2 come from behind draw with Burnley in midweek, but should feature from the start on Sunday.
Paul Pogba also picked up a knock this week but expects to be ready for the team’s trip to the King Power Stadium.
Centre-back Chris Smalling is on the mend and could be selected as well.
Leicester City vs. Manchester United: Will new Foxes player feature?
Leicester added midfielder Youri Tielemans from Monaco during the January transfer window. The Belgian international had been under heavy criticism at Monaco and will hope to turn his career around at Leicester.
Despite signing him during the week, Tielemans isn’t expected to feature in Leicester’s starting XI.
Leicester played well defensively against Liverpool in midweek to earn a 1-1 draw. Under fire manager Claude Puel will hope his team can deliver another stunning performance.
Puel’s team’s draw at Liverpool ended the club’s two-match losing streak.
The Foxes have not been good at the King Power Stadium this term ranking 14th in home points. Leicester have secured just 14 of 33 points at home while registering a +1-goal difference.
Manchester United are fifth in Premier League away points. The Red Devils have obtained 20 points from 36 possible. Solskjaer’s side has registered a +4-goal difference.
The Red Devils are just five points back of Chelsea and the final Champions League place going into the match.