Manchester United host Leicester City this weekend in the Premier League with their efforts and eyes focussed on closing the gap on 4th placed Arsenal who are five points ahead although United have a game in hand. United have been inconsistent all season although they won against certain top teams like Manchester City and Arsenal.
Leicester are seven points ahead of Tottenham who are in second place with three games to go. What this means is that Leicester will win the Premier League in Old Trafford, beat United at home.
With something to play for by the two teams, this game promises to be interesting.
Leicester City will again be denied the services of star striker Jamie Vardy who is serving his one game ban for improper conduct during the 2-2 draw with West Ham a forthnight ago. Manchester United on their part will play without Keane, Luke Shaw, Phil Jone , Januzaj and Bastian Schweinsteiger who all have long term injuries. Manchester United is likely to play their favourite 4-2-3-1 formation with David De Gea in goal; Darmian and Rojo as full-backs , Chris Smalling and Blind in central defense; Morgan Schneiderlin and Maroune Fellaini playing defensive midfield; Depay Memphis and Anthony Martial will play in the wings while captain Wayne Rooney will play behind main striker Rashford.
Leicester City on their own is likely to continue with their favoured 4-4-2 which has served them well this season. Kasper Schmeichel might be in goal; while Danny Simpson and Fuchs continue to play full-backs, Robert Huth will partner club captain Morgan in central defence while Riyad Mahrez and Mark Albrighton will play as wingers allowing N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater to boss the central midfield, finally strikers Ulloa who is most likely to replace Jamie Vardy will partner with Japanese Okazaki.
Manchester United have kept a total of four clean sheets at Old Trafford this season in the Premier League, while Leicester have kept six clean sheets.
Manchester United have also won their last six Premier League home games, while Leicester have won six out of their last seven Premier League games this season with the only exception been the 2-2 draw with West Ham a fortnight ago.
Whatever happens, it would be emotional to see Kasper Schmeichel win the Premier League for the first time in Leicester City’s history in Old Trafford, a stadium he watched his father (Peter Schmiechel) the Premier League several times .