Leicester vs Manchester United preview: Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba in contention
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Last Updated: 03/02/19 12:40pm
Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba are expected to be fit for Manchester United's trip to Leicester on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
Martial, who signed a new long-term deal this week, missed Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Burnley with a slight injury sustained in training, while Pogba was seen limping out of Old Trafford after the match.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful both will be available as United look to return winning ways, having dropped their first points under their caretaker manager in midweek.
Looking ahead to the trip to the King Power Stadium, Solskjaer said: "They defend well so it's hard to break them down and they've got pace and energy up front, so it's going to be a tough challenge, but we like challenges."
Youri Tielemans could make his Leicester debut after joining on Deadline Day.
The Belgium international midfielder signed for the Foxes from Monaco in a deal that saw Adrien Silva move in the other direction.
He is set to be available, subject to clearance, as Leicester look to avoid a third straight Premier League home defeat and fourth loss in their last five matches in all competitions.
However, they did draw at Premier League leaders Liverpool in midweek.
Leicester have no injury concerns aside from Daniel Amartey, who is recovering from an ankle injury sustained in October.
Pogba and Martial should be available for United while Chris Smalling returned to the bench in midweek after a foot injury and is pushing for his first appearance in two months.
However, fellow defender Marcos Rojo is out. Marouane Fellaini has a calf injury and is closing in on a move to China.
- Leicester have won only one of their 12 home Premier League matches against Man Utd, coming from two goals down to win 5-3 in September 2014 (D4 L7).
- Manchester United have won 16 of their last 20 matches against Leicester City in all competitions (D3 L1).
- Leicester have won more points from losing positions than any other Premier League side this season (13).
- Manchester United are the only team to have received a yellow card in all 24 of their Premier League matches this season.
- Leicester have not lost three consecutive home Premier League games since December 2014.
- Manchester United are looking to win five consecutive away matches in all competitions for the first time since October 2012 under Sir Alex Ferguson.
- Since a 4-0 win over Swansea City in April 2016, Leicester have won just one of their 14 matches on Sunday in all competitions (D4 L9), a 2-0 win over Everton in Claude Puel's first game in charge in October 2017.
- Man Utd's Juan Mata has scored four goals and assisted two more in his last five Premier League appearances against Leicester, scoring in each of his last two games at the King Power (three goals).
- Since the start of the 2014-15 season, no player has scored more Premier League goals against Manchester United than Leicester striker Jamie Vardy (4, level with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Sergio Aguero).
- Paul Pogba has been involved in 53 per cent of the 19 goals scored by Manchester United in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (6 goals, 4 assists).
Charlie Nicholas prediction
A first slip-up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in midweek, but being 2-0 down and getting something from it keeps momentum going. Anthony Martial has re-signed his contract, so there is a feelgood factor there - they are not losing any games and keeping the group together and they have their points to prove.
After going behind early at Anfield, Leicester did really well and I feel like I'm waiting for Puel to get the sack every game. They responded brilliantly at Anfield, they defended and attacked well, they did not get enough service to Jamie Vardy, but James Maddison missed a couple of sitters and they could have easily won that match.
So this will be a tough test for United, but I think it will be a draw with Vardy being a real handful and I'm totally not convinced by United's defence.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds: 11/2)