Early Manchester United team news ahead of Premier League clash vs Leicester City
According to the club’s official website, the early team news has been released for Manchester United and Leicester City ahead of their Premier League fixture. The match is set to take place at Old Trafford on Saturday, 2 April 2022, when both teams will look to start with a win to gain momentum after the international break.
Man United have been dealt an injury concern during this month’s international break after Edinson Cavani picked up a blow for Uruguay in their 2-0 win against Chile. He suffered the setback in the first half of the World Cup Qualifiers and will be a doubt against Leicester. Paul Pogba seems to have recovered from a foot issue after coming on against South Africa as France thrashed them 5-0.
Diogo Dalot has returned early from Portugal, and he is back in training at Carrington. Luke Shaw featured for England in both their friendlies and is in line to play against the Foxes, which could be his first match since the 0-0 draw against Watford last month. Jesse Lingard, Jadon Sancho and Nemanja Matic did not get called up to their national teams, and they were seen in training yesterday.
Must win game for Man Utd!
Anything less than three points would be a bad result for us, considering how our Champions League qualification is on the line for the rest of this season. We must do our best and maintain pressure to pip our direct rivals if they slip up in the coming months. As such, we must win the game against Brendan Rodger’s side this Saturday at all costs.
The visitors have been poor for their standards this term, which means that we must take advantage of their situation to be the victors at the end of the day. That being said, we cannot take them lightly either since they have improved over the last few weeks. More so, they will be boosted by the return of several injured stars.
Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton are close to achieving full fitness, while Jonny Evans has returned to be in contention, having featured for Northern Ireland during this break. Ademola Lookman should be available after using this break to recover from Covid-19, while Wesley Fofana has returned from a long term injury.
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However, they do have some concerns as well, with Danny Ward, Ryan Bertrand and Wilfred Ndidi being sidelined for quite a while. Luke Thomas has also been deemed doubtful after returning early from the England U21 squad with a blow.
Starting with a win just after the break is important as it could set up the tempo in the next few fixtures. Considering how we will face Liverpool and Arsenal this month, building momentum as early as possible would be crucial in ensuring that we are at our best while facing them. As such, we remain hopeful that Ralf Rangnick and the players will start with a bang on Saturday.