Man Utd vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be looking to get back on track at home by gaining revenge over struggling Leicester City, who won 5-3 in a stunning reverse fixture in September.

The loss to top four rivals Southampton ended an unbeaten run at home which had lasted since the opening day of the season, although United did recover well with an eventually comfortable win at Queens Park Rangers.

But manager Louis van Gaal was less than happy after his side failed to defeat League Two Cambridge United in the FA Cup, and will be demanding more of a cutting edge from his forward players. Much has been said about Angel Di Maria playing in a central role, but strikers Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie have performed below expectations this season.

When Leicester were basking in the glory of humbling the Red Devils a little over four months ago, they could never have envisaged taking just two points from the next 39 available to leave them bottom of the table, where they remain despite a recent improvement.

That calming sequence over the festive period was halted by Midlands rivals Stoke City in their last Premier League game, but they went on to knock Tottenham out of the FA Cup as record signing Andrej Kramaric made his first start. The Croat will be under pressure to deliver the goals the Foxes need to survive with the club currently three points from safety.

Defenders Jonathan Evans and Chris Smalling are both doubts for Man Utd, who are definitely without Ashley Young.

Ahead of a game where they can expect to do a lot of defending, Leicester will be hopeful that Liam Moore will be fit to play a part. Matt James completes a three-match ban.

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