Our prediction for this Premier League match:
All eyes will be on King Power Stadium when Leicester City and Manchester United go head to head in the Premier League round 5. The Foxes are stuck at the bottom with only one point in their pocket, and they must be low on spirits ahead of Wednesday’s derby. Both Bertrand and Ricardo are major doubts, while important midfielder James Maddison should be fit for the match.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Southampton, but beating Leicester on the road is easier said than done. Anyhow, a low-scoring affair is on the cards as Man Utd have been impressive at the back ever since Raphael Varane replaced Harry Maguire in the starting XI. Victor Lindelof continue to miss out with injury for the visiting side, while returnee Anthony Martial is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles.
A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.