In one of the best Premier League games of the weekend, Manchester United will be looking to get back on track against a Leicester City team hoping to make up lost ground.
Manchester United (4th, 14 points) is coming off a loss (at home to Aston Villa) and a draw (1-1 vs. Everton). With Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City overwhelming their opponents, Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. cannot afford to lose any more points.
The Red Devils will face Leicester City (13th, 8 points) who have been disappointing in league play (2-3-2 record) despite high expectations to start the season. Foxes veteran Jamie Vardy, the second top scorer in the Premier League this season (six goals), would certainly have great satisfaction in outshining Ronaldo at home.
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Sporting News will follow Saturday’s game live and provide score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.
Leicester City vs. Manchester United live
MANU – Mason Greenwood – 19 min.
LEI – Youri Tielemans (Kelechi Iheanacho) – 31 min.
Leicester City vs. Manchester United live updates, recaps
(All the eastern time)
31 min.: What a Leicester City equalizer! High pressure from Leicester and Iheanacho steals it from Maguire, serves Youri Tielemans, who throws De Gea with one of the most beautiful goals you have ever seen.
28 min.: Cristiano Ronaldo shot finished off by Kasper Schmeichel. The ‘goalkeeper saw it at the last minute. Good reaction.
27 min.: Ricardo Pereira sends a ball through the face of the goal and reaches inches from the left post. When Leicester attacks, it manages to penetrate quite easily.
21 min .: Leicester responds by again creating chaos around the Man United area. It ends with a Vardy shot to the right of David De Gea. Here’s what you need to know about how good Greenwood has been:
Most Premier League goals from players 21 and under since Mason Greenwood made his debut:
🥇 Mason Greenwood 
🥈 Phil Foden 
🥉 Ferran Torres 
What a success! 🚀 pic.twitter.com/UdsvBboODO
– Dave Statman (@StatmanDave) October 16, 2021
19 min.: What a goal Mason Greenwood !!! He throws another left-handed shot from the right side and hits the upper 90s. Fantastic hit. Greenwood has been one of Manchester United’s best players so far this season.
17 min.: Corner kick for Manchester United and Paul Pogba with his head high, but lost his balance in the attempt.
13 min.: Manchester United’s first shot on goal through Mason Greenwood. He runs to the right and puts the ball on his left foot, but his attempt goes straight to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
10 minutes .: James Maddison spins Victor Lindelhof before firing. That was a weak defense from Lindelhof.
These have been 10 minutes in which Manchester United spread through the King Power like butter on hot toast.
– Muhammad Butt (@muhammadbutt) October 16, 2021
9 min.: Youri Tielemans is ready for this one. Some good passes to start with him, and Leicester is buzzing through the Manchester United area. But Manchester United captain Harry Maguire keeps things together.
Leicester in high spirits at the opening exchanges. He already had a couple of very promising positions. Maguire had to be sharp a couple of times, and he’s been #mufc
– Tyrone Marshall (@TyMarshall_MEN) October 16, 2021
5th minute: What a run from Kelechi Iheanacho to Leicester. The ball ends up at the feet of Youri Tielemans in the box, but his dangerous cross in the box is cleared by Harry Maguire. Foxes threatening at the beginning of the transition.
#mufc midfield already loose. Matic has already committed a tactical foul and Pogba has twice lost the ball to provoke counterattacks. Iheanacho just skinned him and Maguire for a good opening. That brought Solskjaer to the technical area.
– Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 16, 2021
1st min .: We’re going to King Power.
9:05 am: Marcus Rashford with his back turned and available from the bench.
Leicester City vs. Manchester United: lineups
Leicester is looking to prepare with a five-man defense line against Manchester United’s front line. Jonny Evans was a question mark due to injury, but makes the lineup while Jannik Vestergaard is on the bench. Wesley Fofana and Wilfried Ndidi are Leicester City’s big injury absences.
Leicester City starting lineup (5-3-2, right to left): 1-Kasper Schmeichel-GK – 21-Ricardo Pereira, 18-Daniel Amartey, 6-Jonny Evans, 4-Caglar Soyuncu, 27-Timothy Castagne – 8-Youri Tielemans, 42-Boubakary Soumare, 10-James Maddison – 14-Kelechi Iheanacho, 9-Jamie Vardy
Leicester City substitutes (9): Ward, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Choudhury, Albrighton, Lookman, Barnes, Pérez, Daka
Manchester United central defender Raphael Varane suffered a groin injury on international duty, but Harry Maguire joined the practice at the end of the week and is considered fit to start. Additionally, midfielder Fred and forward Edinson Cavani will be out after playing Thursday in the Brazil vs. World Cup qualifier. Uruguay. Paul Pogba takes Fred’s place in central midfield with Jadon Sancho starting.
Manchester United starting formation (4-2-3-1, from right to left): 1-David de Gea-GK – 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 2-Victor Lindelof, 5-Harry Maguire, 23-Luke Shaw – 31-Nemanja Matic, 6-Paul Pogba – 11-Mason Greenwood, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 25-Jadon Sancho – 7-Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United substitutes (9): 26-Dean Henderson-GK, 27-Alex Telles, 3-Eric Bailly, 20-Diogo Dalot, 34-Donny van de Beek, 39-Scott McTominay, 14-Jesse Lingard, 8-Juan Mata, 10-Marcus Rashford
How to watch Leicester City against Manchester United
- Date: Saturday October 16
- Weather: 10 am ET
- TV channels: US Network
- Spanish television: Universe
- Transmission: fuboTV
The Leicester City vs Manchester United game will be broadcast in the US in English (USA Network) and in Spanish (Universe). Both channels are broadcast on fuboTV, which is available for a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.