The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date: Sunday, February 19 2023
Kickoff Time: 1400 Hrs GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
League Standings and Form Guide
3. Manchester United: DLWDW
13. Leicester City: LLDWW
Previous League Meetings
Leicester City 0—1 Manchester United
Manchester United 1—0 Leicester City
Leicester City 4—2 Manchester United
Manchester United 1—2 Leicester City
Leicester City 2—2 Manchester United
All-Time League Record
Manchester United wins: 64
Leicester City wins: 34
Erik ten Hag
Donny van de Beek, Christian Eriksen, Anthony Martial, Antony and Casemiro ruled out. Scott McTominay doubtful.
James Justin and Ryan Bertrand ruled out. Boubakary Soumaré and Jonny Evans doubtful.
Know the opposition
Leicester City Football Club (nicknamed The Foxes, The Blues, City, and Blue Army), are a professional football club based in Leicester. The club was founded in 1884 by a group of old boys of Wyggeston School as Leicester Fosse because it played on a field by the Fosse Road. The club joined The Football Association (FA) in 1890. The club also joined the Midland League in 1891, and were elected to Division Two of the Football League in 1894 after finishing second. Leicester's first ever Football League game was a 4–3 defeat at Grimsby Town, with a first League win the following week, against Rotherham United at Filbert Street. The same season also saw the club's largest win to date, a 13–0 victory over Notts Olympic in an FA Cup qualifying game. In 1907–08 the club finished as Second Division runners-up, gaining promotion to the First Division, the highest level of English football.
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. Following the name change, the club enjoyed moderate success in the 1920s. Leicester reached the FA Cup final for the first time in their history in 1949, losing 3–1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Under the management of Matt Gillies, Leicester reached the FA Cup final on another two occasions, but lost in both 1961 and 1963. As they lost to double winners Tottenham Hotspur in 1961, they were England's representatives in the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup. In the 1962–63 season, the club led the First Division during the winter, thanks to a sensational run of form on icy and frozen pitches the club became nicknamed the "Ice Kings" eventually placed fourth, the club's best post-war finish. Gillies guided Leicester to their first piece of silverware in 1964, when Leicester beat Stoke City 4–3 on aggregate to win the League Cup for the first time.
Leicester appointed former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri as their new manager for the new 2015–16 Premier League season. Despite an initially skeptical reaction to Ranieri's appointment, the club made an exceptional start to the season. A 2–0 victory at Sunderland on 10 April, coupled with Tottenham Hotspur's 3–0 win over Manchester United, ensured Leicester's qualification for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. Leicester won the Premier League on 2 May 2016 after Tottenham lost a 2–0 lead against Chelsea, drawing 2–2 at the "Battle of Stamford Bridge". This completed the fastest seven-year rise to the title except for Ipswich Town in 1962. 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.
Jonny Evans (2006—15)