Manchester United endured a rotten pre-season and Jose Mourinho has conceded he is already expecting the worst on Friday. However, Mourinho is unbeaten in nine opening-weekend matches, winning eight times in that time.
Leicester only won two of their five pre-season matches and Claude Puel will more than likely not be able to field his best XI at Old Trafford. The Foxes have only won one of their last 20 matches against the Red Devils and haven’t won at Old Trafford since January 1998.
Claude Puel’s side won’t get many better chances to beat United than Friday. They are short of players and confidence heading into the opening weekend, while Mourinho has done little to help the mood around the team. Nevertheless, the history books are stacked against the away side and a scrappy home win looks most likely. Various betting options are available on Site
Manchester United- Jose Mourinho has real problems ahead of Manchester United’s season opener against Leicester on Friday due to injuries and players returning late from the 2018 World Cup.
Andreas Pereira impressed in pre-season and should earn a spot in midfield, with Marcus Rashford set to lead the line after cutting short his holiday to help Mourinho.
Leicester – Leicester manager Claude Puel has confirmed Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire will not start against Manchester United on Friday.
Former United defender Jonny Evans will line up against his former club if he recovers from injury in time, while fellow summer arrival Ricardo Pereira is also expected to start.
The Foxes signed Rachid Ghezzal as Riyad Mahrez’s replacement earlier this week but he may have to settle for a place on the bench here.
Man Utd are undefeated in 34 of their last 36 home matches in Premier League.
Man Utd have won 8 of their last 9 home matches against Leicester in all competitions.
Man Utd have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 matches against Leicester in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Leicester’s last 7 away Premier League games.
Leicester have lost their last 3 away matches (Premier League).
Leicester have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches (Premier League).
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