Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have been delighted with the 6-2 win over Leeds last weekend and his side will head into a difficult clash against Leicester on Boxing Day determined to build on that result.
The Foxes, meanwhile, recently won 2-0 away at Tottenham so this won’t be an easy fixture, but Brendan Rodgers’ side have tended to struggle more at home than away from the King Power Stadium this season.
In terms of team news, Scott McTominay (groin) is a doubt after missing the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Everton last night but Luke Shaw could return following an illness. Marcos Rojo (calf) and Phil Jones (knee) remain out of contention.
Manchester United’s Predicted XI To Face Leicester:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Fernandes, Matic, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford
Leicester have two fitness concerns heading into the weekend. Caglar Soyuncu is close to returning from a groin problem, although he is unlikely to start, while Ricardo Pereira remains sidelined with a similar injury.
Leicester’s Predicted XI:
Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Castagne, Ndidi, Maddison, Tielemans, Perez, Vardy, Barnes
The bookies can’t split these two teams with United very narrow favourites. Bet365 are pricing the Red Devils at 7/5 for the win, while a draw is 13/5 with Sky Bet. A Leicester victory is 19/10 at Betway.
Predicted Scored – 2-2