Predicted 4-2-3-1 Manchester United XI to face Leicester City– Can the Red Devils push for a top-four finish?

Predicted Manchester United line-up to take on Leicester City in the Premier League 

The Manchester United vs Leicester City match could get very competitive because of the quality of players involved. The Red Devils had a night to forget against Atletico Madrid. Their exit from the Champions League would look less concerning when they don’t get the UCL spot for next season.            

Leicester City have experienced a below-margin season because of their injury issues and player’s unavailability. However, coach Brendan Rodgers still has some sensational players who can turn the tables against United. Being 18 points away from the 4th spot, the Foxes don’t have a lot to fight for, but their competitive nature can still make the fixture entertaining.           

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Manchester United defender Raphael Varane suffered a crucial injury blow in the international friendly. Their German manager has to field a team with one of their prime defenders. Other than the Frenchman, United would have all the players available for fielding a strong XI.

After a draining world cup qualifiers, many Red Devils players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw etc., might feel tired; hence the manager would have to make tough choices in order to get the win.           

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Manchester United XI to face Leicester City
Brendan Rodgers could be approached by Manchester United for the managerial role next summer. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Probable Manchester United XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1 

David De Gea (GK)

The Spaniard is making a solid claim for the United player of the season award because of his game-saving performances in previous match days. The United no. 1 came up big in some crucial matches, and the manager would hope to see him maintain his top-notch form.  

Diogo Dalot (RB)

Dalot’s United career rejuvenated under Ralf Rangnick, favouring him over Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the past few months. Due to the absence of Varane, Dalot might be used in the right-back role for the coming game.            

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Manchester United XI to face Leicester City
Diogo Dalot makes the Manchester United predicted lineup vs Leicester City.. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Harry Maguire (CB)

Maguire took some heavy criticism from his country’s supporters in the game against Ivory Coast. His performance hasn’t been up to the expectations so far, but still being the most expensive defender in the world, he has a lot of pressure on his shoulder.     

Victor Lindelof (CB)

The Swede is fit and available to be selected for this game. While Maguire has been shocking this season, the ex-SL Benfica centre-back has often given us reasons to believe he can be an able third-choice centre-back when Maguire or Varane aren’t available.

Alex Telles (LB)

Telles is another United player who returned to the starting XI after the recruitment of the German manager. He has given some excellent performances in the past few games. He is very comfortable on the ball when attacking and has proved to be a solid defender as well.   

Fred (DM)

The Brazilian has surprised the world with his sensational performances in this campaign. His top-notch form might be why he hasn’t missed many games.        

Scott McTominay (DM)

Being defensively solid, good on the ball and a player with good match awareness, McTominay has become a vital part of the German manager’s midfield. His partnership with Fred has been fruitful so far.    

Manchester United star, Scott McTominay could be set for a recall to Steve Clarke's Scotland side for the upcoming internationals.
Scott McTominay scores a goal for Man United.

Jadon Sancho (LW)

Sancho’s lack of conversion rate is understandable as he is playing his first season with United. But he should rejuvenate his form as soon as possible because United would need his services to beat solid opponent defenders.          

Bruno Fernandes (RW)

Fernandes has performed a crucial role in handling the creative decisions for the United midfield. He is capable of starting a movement and ending it as well.    

Paul Pogba (CAM)

The injury return of Pogba is yet to showcase why he is considered a top-level midfielder. There is a lot of off-field speculation regarding his future at the club, but still, the Frenchman has a viable opportunity to reclaim his spot in the rest of the matches.             

Cristiano Ronaldo (ST)

It’s not surprising to see Ronaldo being United’s top scorer for this season, but he has a lot of work to do if he needs to perform at a high level in coming games if he intends to feature in the Champions League next season.      

Manchester United VS Leicester City prediction

Brendan Rodgers hasn’t quite found their mojo in this campaign. Even though the Foxes have some excellent players, their coordination is a big concern. On the other hand, United has shown determination and hunger to win matches in the Premier League. After the return of Pogba, they have built a strong midfield that is very capable of controlling the game. Hence, we are going for a 3-0 victory in favour of the Red Devils. 

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