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Solskjaer expects tough challenge against Leicester City

Manchester United travel to the King Power Stadium on Sunday for their Premier League meeting against Leicester City.

The Reds hope to bounce back from a midweek draw with Burnley at Old Trafford, when two late goals from Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof recused a point for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Finishing in the top four remains very possible with United just 2 points adrift of Chelsea and Arsenal, who both face title-challengers Manchester City over the next week.

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Leicester City are sat 11th in the Premier League table but a shock win on Sunday could see them rise as far as eight if a number of results elsewhere go their way.

It’s unlikely but the Foxes held Liverpool to a point at Anfield on Wednesday night. The Scousers were getting giddy about going seven points clear until Harry Maguire netted a second-half equaliser and brought them a bit closer to reality.

Solskjaer admits the game will be challenge, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News: “They beat Chelsea. I watched the game Wednesday night, team full of energy pace, they defend well, drop back and defend so hard to break them down and they’ve got the pace up front so it’s going to be a tough challenge but we like challenges.” 

Leicester weren’t afraid to attack Jurgen Klopp’s side after half-time during the week, though they could have nicked something had they done the same in the first-half.

Coming out attacking against United will be just as risky for Leicester, knowing Solskjaer tries to get Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in behind defenders as much as possible. The Reds will be ready to bounce at any space left in behind.

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