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Manchester United 2:0 Leicester City

Man Utd 2:0 Leicester

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Sat, 26 August 2017
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  1. Aug 17, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG] .VS...[​IMG]

    Date - Saturday, August 26 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1730 Hrs BST

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester

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    League standings and form guide

    1. Manchester United : WW

    9. Leicester City : LW


    Previous Meetings

    Leicester City 0 : 3 Manchester United

    Manchester United 4 : 1 Leicester City

    Manchester United 1 : 1 Leicester City

    Leicester City 1 : 1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 3 : 1 Leicester City


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 58
    Leicester City wins - 32
    Draws - 28


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Craig Shakespeare



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimović and Marcos Rojo ruled out. Luke Shaw and Ashley Young played in a recent Reserves game.

    Leicester City

    Wes Morgan, Harry Maguire, Vincent Iborra, Robert Huth, Danny Drinkwater and Kelechi Iheanacho doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Leicester City Football Club (nicknamed The Foxes, The Blues, City, and Blue Army) are a professional football club based in Leicester, and were founded in 1884 by a group of old boys of Wyggeston School as Leicester Fosse, before joining the Football Association in 1890. In 1919, when League football resumed after World War I, Leicester Fosse ceased trading due to financial difficulties of which little is known. The club was reformed as Leicester City Football Club, particularly appropriate as the borough of Leicester had recently been given city status.

    Leicester City have enjoyed moderate success through the years - winning 3 League Cups, and reaching the final of the FA Cup 4 times; prior to their odds-defying Premier League title win in 2015/16. Leicester City's most prominent rivals are Nottingham Forest, Coventry City and Derby County; and they have been playing their home games at The King Power Stadium (originally named Filbert Way) since 2002.


    Familiar Faces

    Danny Simpson (2003-10), Danny Drinkwater (2006-12) and Matty James (2007-12)

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    Referee

    Michael Oliver.​
  2. Aug 19, 2017
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    100% same XI again
  3. Aug 19, 2017
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Martial in for Rashford and stick with that team.
  4. Aug 19, 2017
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    4-0?
  5. Aug 19, 2017
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    peridigm Full Member

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    This.

    Hope they sell Mahrez and Drinkwater this week.
  6. Aug 19, 2017
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    Shark @NotShark

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    We'll slap these too, tbh and our rivals will still say we're not the real deal because we haven't slapped Liverpool or Arsenal yet.
  7. Aug 19, 2017
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Let's try a 5-0 result on for size this time.
  8. Aug 19, 2017
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    Red Devil Rising New Member

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    This.

    Twice in the space of a week Martial has shown Rashford how it's done. Already sick of watching Rashford trying to beat every player on the pitch and running into spaces that don't exist.
  9. Aug 19, 2017
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Be wary. Vardy seems to have his mojo back. Yes they concede, but are just as likely to score.
  10. Aug 19, 2017
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    Foxes in the box. They seem capable of scoring bucketloads. Pacy and dangerous up top. Should test our defense.

    Perhaps we should go with a 3 man midfield for this.
  11. Aug 19, 2017
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    4-3-3 with Martial for Rashford and Herrera for Mata.
  12. Aug 19, 2017
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    Now is not the time to get greedy :nono:
  13. Aug 19, 2017
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    Hed Zitin Banned

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    Hopefully Leicester make it a more open game. They look good this season.
  14. Aug 19, 2017
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    Early Predicted Lineup:
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    1. de Gea

    25. Valencia 3. Bailly 4. Jones 36. Darmian

    21. Herrera 31. Matic 6. Pogba

    22. Mkhitaryan 9. Lukaku 11. Martial
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    Bench:
    20. Romero, 12. Smalling, 17. Blind, 27. Fellaini, 8. Mata, 14. Lingard, 19. Rashford

    Predicted Score: Man Utd 3-1 Leicester (Martial X2, Lukaku)

    Really hope Martial gets a start here. He's definitely earned it. Not overly confident he will get it since I could see Jose being a bit more wary of Leicester's attack.​
  15. Aug 19, 2017
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    red_devil83 Banned

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    I think we'll win but they will score. They've looked pretty good so far. Will be a much sterner test than West Ham or Swansea
  16. Aug 19, 2017
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    MkPaul learnt from the best

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    3-1, hopefully Martial starts ahead of Rashford and then he comes on as a sub.
  17. Aug 19, 2017
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    Natener Full Member

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    Gut feeling says Lukaku hattrick coming up...
  18. Aug 19, 2017
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    InfiniteBoredom Full Member

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    They are hardly looking dangerous so far, don't understand the fear at all.

    Comfortable 2-0 or 3-0 win.
  19. Aug 19, 2017
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    automaticflare Full Member

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    If these lot open up we will smash them
  20. Aug 19, 2017
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    DDG
    Valencia - Bailly - Jones - Blind
    Matic - Pogba
    Rashford - Miki - Martial
    Lukaku

    or

    DDG
    Valencia - Bailly - Jones - Blind
    Herrera - Matic - Pogba
    Miki - Lukaku - Martial
  21. Aug 19, 2017
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Martial in for Mata.
  22. Aug 19, 2017
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    the hea Full Member

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    Not easy making any changes after two 4-0 wins but after his performances in the last games Martial deserves a start.
  23. Aug 19, 2017
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    King Eric 7 Full Member

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    Play Fellaini, he will score from a Blind corner. So will Lukaku. We will smash 'em again. Another 4-0 to us.
  24. Aug 19, 2017
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Alright, I may be willing to settle for another 4-0 :angel:
  25. Aug 19, 2017
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    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    DDG

    Valencia Bailly Jones Darmian

    Pogba Matic

    Mata Mkhi Martial

    Lukaku

    Think Darmian will come in for his superior defensive ability against Mahrez. Same team otherwise.
  26. Aug 19, 2017
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    el3mel Full Member

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    This game can be more tricky. I'll go with the same team but won't be surprised if Herrera starts this.
  27. Aug 19, 2017
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    This will be a much tougher still expect us to win


    2-1

    Lukaku and mata.
  28. Aug 19, 2017
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    SS Full Member

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    Don't think we'll need Herrera, Leicester only play two in midfield don't they? Same team as last time for me, with the exception of Martial starting for Rashford or Mata.
  29. Aug 19, 2017
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    rampo Full Member

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    Vardy off injured in their current match
  30. Aug 19, 2017
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    Vardy injured! If he isn't available for our game that's a huge threat gone
  31. Aug 19, 2017
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    How bad was the Vardy injury? How ikely to be out of this one?
  32. Aug 19, 2017
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    WoodysWallet Full Member

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    Same team again, and a 3-1 win please.
  33. Aug 19, 2017
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    Borden Banned

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    Martial surely deserves a start now. Other than that keep the same team please.
  34. Aug 19, 2017
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    D4X73r Full Member

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    Same XI (except Martial for Rashford)
    Same scoreline
  35. Aug 19, 2017
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    I see your thinking is a lot like mine. :devil:
    4-0 it shall be!!!
  36. Aug 19, 2017
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Valencia Bailly Jones Blind
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    Mkhitaryan Mata Rashford
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  37. Aug 19, 2017
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Leceister aren't shite like West Ham. Provided they defend properly they'll be a tough test. They deserved a win against Arsenal.

    I'd take a 2-1 win right now.
  38. Aug 19, 2017
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    RedPed Full Member

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    How can people be saying the same team as previously? Martial is infinitely more clinical than Rashford at the moment. He surely has to start. I would also swap Mata for Herrera. Leicester will be a sterner test than the last two games. The more pace and attacking prowess, the better.
  39. Aug 19, 2017
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    Smores Full Member

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    Probably because we've won 4-0 twice, I'm no genius but that sounds like two good results
  40. Aug 19, 2017
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    RedPed Full Member

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    Um yeah obviously, but Martial did more in his 35 minutes than Rashford did in the 140-odd minutes that he played! We're not always going to have it that easy.

    I'm no genius either but I'm guessing you play the players who are scoring goals over the ones that aren't.
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