Leicester will play against Manchester United at King Power Stadium in Leicester in the eighth round of the 2021-22 Premier League season on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 10:00 AM (ET). Here, you will find the expected lineups of both teams that will appear in Matchday 8 of the English Premier League.
This will be their 31st EPL meeting. No surprises here as Manchester United have been the absolute favorites in head-to-head duels, claiming a triumph in 19 games so far; Manchester Leicester City have celebrated a victory just three times to this day, and a great number of even eight matches have ended in a draw so far.
Their most recent game was played on May 11, 2021, when the Foxes grabbed a tight 2-1 win away in Manchester in a 2020/2021 Premier League match. It promises to be an even more exciting clash in the new 2021/2022 Premier League season.
Leicester probable lineup
Wesley Fofana and James Justin are both out for the foreseeable future, so neither will be available against Manchester United. Wilfred Ndidi was injured in Leicester's 2-2 draw with Burnley on September 25. Ndidi is expected to be out for "four to five weeks," according to manager Brendan Rodgers.
Jonny Evans, a former Red, recently pulled out of the Northern Ireland team due to an injury. He will be subjected to a late fitness test before Saturday's match. Kelechi Iheanacho is back in action for the Foxes after suffering a minor injury while playing for Nigeria against the Central African Republic last Thursday.
Leicester possible starting XI:
Schmeichel; Bertrand, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, Castagne; Barnes, Tielemans, Choudhury, Lookman; Vardy, Iheanacho.
Manchester United probable lineup
Raphael Varane, who suffered a groin injury while playing France in the UEFA Nations League final, has been ruled out for "a few weeks," according to Manchester United. Captain Harry Maguire, has also been out with an injury since the encounter against Aston Villa on September 25, and has so missed our past two games against Villarreal and Everton.
There are no more defensive injuries to worry about, but Fred might be out in midfield for the Reds. The Brazilian is in South America with his national team that will face Edinson Cavani's Uruguay. As a result, it is doubtful that either of them will be fit to play in Saturday's encounter in Leicester. Meanwhile, Amad Diallo and Marcus Rashford, who underwent a shoulder procedure that kept him out for four months, are back in full training.
Manchester United possible starting XI:
De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Bailly, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba; Sancho, Fernandes, Greenwood; Ronaldo.