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Manchester United & Leicester City meet on Match-day 36

Manchester United vs. Leicester City

Tuesday fixture at Old Trafford – 7:00pm GMT.

Premier League action on Tuesday as Man U and Leicester meet at Old Trafford – 7:00pm GMT.

Both Man U and Leicester currently share Champion’s League qualification hopes, as they occupy second and fourth in the Premier League, respectively.

Manchester United have so far accrued 70 points in this season of the Premier League

Man U will take a huge positive from their recent 1-3 win against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Slow and steady wins the race, Man U are showing that they know by avoiding defeat in 19 of their last 20 games, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. They currently sit in second place, with a total of 70 points having won 20 fixtures, drawn 10 fixtures, and lost four games.

When Man U host Leicester, they will do so on the back of nine wins and three darts on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Manchester United’s points from 70 to 73, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Man U have a good scoring record this season, with 67 netted so far (58 from open play and nine penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Bruno Fernandes (17), Marcus Rashford (10), and Edinson Cavani (9). Man U have conceded 36 goals.

It is likely that four key players will miss Tuesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his Man U team.

It’s 63 points so far for Leicester City this season, going into this fixture

Leicester will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Newcastle United, which itself followed a draw to Southampton, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Leicester keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 19 matches is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 63 points, they currently sit fourth in the League having won 19 meetings, drawn six matches, and lost 10 games.

Leicester have won 10 fixtures, drawn five matches, and lost two games of their 17 League matches on the road this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Leicester City’s points from 63 to 66, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of 63 goals (55 from open play and eight penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Jamie Vardy (14), Kelechi Iheanacho (11), and Harvey Barnes (9). Leicester have conceded 43 goals.

Leicester may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Manchester United v Leicester City Head-to-Head.

Man U and Leicester have faced each other 31 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Man U’s favour (20 – 3). In addition, Man U have tasted victory in twelve of the past 18 meetings played against Leicester.

For Man U, Bruno Fernandes scored
17 goals in 34 League fixtures this season, while Jamie Vardy has netted
14 goals in 35 League games this Premier League Season for Leicester.

Other standout players for Man U are Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani with 10 goals and nine goals respectively and for Leicester are Kelechi Iheanacho and Harvey Barnes with 11 goals and nine goals respectively.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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