Man United vs Leicester
MAN UTD (3-5-2)
JONES, EVANS, ROJO,
VALENCIA, MATA, CARRICK, ROONEY, BLIND,
DI MARIA, FALCAO
SCHLUPP, KING, DRINKWATER, KNOCKAERT, KONCHESKY, MORGAN, WASILEWSKI, SIMPSON,
Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw by League Two Cambridge United in the FA Cup last Friday and, ahead of next week's replay, they return to Old Trafford to face bottom club Leicester City.
United are fourth in the Barclays Premier League, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea. But they are at Old Trafford for only the second time in their last six league and cup games and, in their last home appearance against Southampton, they lost 1-0.
However, they have conceded only eight goals at home; only Chelsea (with three) and Southampton (seven) have conceded fewer on home soil.
And in their last four home Premier League games against the Foxes, they have won all four while scoring seven goals and conceding none. Leicester have failed to win in their last five visits and, in a total of eight league visits, have won one, in January 1998.
Leicester caused the biggest shock of the league season in September of last year when they beat Manchester United 5-3 at the King Power Stadium. That was to prove Leicester's highlight; in 13 subsequent league games, Leicester lost 11 and drew two (taking just two points from a possible 39).
However, Leicester beat Hull in late December, one of four league and cup wins in six, while losing just one, at home to Stoke.
nited miss Chris Smalling and Ashley Young. Leicester are again without Matthew James, who serves the second of a three-game ban for his red card against Aston Villa on January 10.