Rashford dropped, 4-2-3-1: Strongest Manchester United lineup to face Leicester City

Manchester United will seek to maintain their bright start to the campaign when they host Leicester City in Saturday’s late kick-off. The Red Devils have won their first two games against West Ham United and Swansea City by convincing 4-0 scorelines and Jose Mourinho will aim for another victory prior to the international break.

Formation: 4-2-3-1


David de Gea has started the first two games of the new season, and he is a certainty to start between the sticks. Skipper Antonio Valencia will take up his regular role at right-back while Daley Blind could start on the opposite side ahead of Matteo Darmian. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have formed a brilliant partnership at the heart of the backline, and there is unlikely to be any change with Victor Lindelof still adapting to the new environment.

The midfield has seen vast progress since last season with Nemanja Matic proving to be the perfect partner for Paul Pogba. Whilst Matic has performed the tough tackling duties, Pogba has been freed up higher up the pitch where he has contributed two goals in as many league games. No changes are predicted.

Further forward, Juan Mata has quietly done his job on the right wing while threading in passes for his teammates. On the other hand, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has flourished in his preferred number ’10’ role with four assists in just two league outings. The only change could see Marcus Rashford benched for Anthony Martial, who has looked lively in front of goal this term.

The Frenchman found the net against both West Ham and Swansea while coming on as a substitute, and he could be offered the chance on the left-wing ahead of Rashford, who was poor with his finishing at the Liberty Stadium last weekend. Romelu Lukaku has started his United career with a bang with three goals in his opening two league games. He has scored five goals in seven previous meetings versus the Foxes and will no doubt target to improve his tally.


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