Manchester United will be looking to close the gap at the top of the Premier League table when they take on Leicester City in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds go into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw with Barcelona in the Europa League, whilst the visitors ran out 4-1 winners over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last weekend.
Marcus Rashford is likely to once again lead the United attack against the Foxes as he bids to achieve his highest goal scoring season in a Reds shirt whilst Alejandro Garnacho could also start after coming off the bench against Barcelona midweek.
A few months back if you would have said United would be in with a chance of winning the Premier League title people would have said you were crazy, but fast forward to the present day that thought is now becoming a actual possibility.
Only five points behind Manchester City and Arsenal and with still three months of the season to go there is a genuine chance the Reds could win the Premier League title this season but with games coming thick and fast over the coming weeks its pivotal United keep up their guard and do not slip up and in facing Leicester City it provides Ten Hag with another test test.
Leicester really look to have turned a corner in recent weeks and truth be told look almost rejuvenated. The Foxes had been loitering in the relegation zone but thanks to a recent run of good form are now sitting closer to mid table in 13th place and in order for United to get past the foxes we must be on our game.
Had this game been played a month or so ago you would have put your money on a comfortable United victory but fast forward to now and it looks a lot more tricky. Given Leicester’s run of good form you wouldn’t be surprised to see Leicester give it a real go at Old Trafford but that in many ways could be their downfall.
There will be plenty of space at at the back for Rashford, Fernandes and co to take full advantage of and if United turn up and play to our potential then we should have far too much quality for the visitors and take all three points. Leicester may have turned a corner but despite that this is still a game you would expect United to win albeit it may be closer than it would have been a few weeks ago.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City
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