Manchester United v Leicester City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 29th April 2016 5:11

Luke Shaw: Manchester United defender could make FA Cup final

Leicester City will become the first team to win a maiden top-flight title in England since 1978 if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Team news

Manchester United have no fresh injury worries ahead of the game, with only midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and full-back Luke Shaw missing for Louis van Gaal’s men.

Schweinsteiger is set to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, but Shaw has made good progress from his broken leg and has a chance of making the FA Cup final.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy misses out again after he was handed an additional one-match ban by the Football Association for his reaction to referee Jon Moss following his sending-off in the 2-2 draw with West Ham this month.

Matty James is also sidelined with a serious knee problem which has kept him out for the entire season, but Claudio Ranieri has no fresh injury worries.

Kick-off at Old Trafford on Sunday is at 2.05pm.

Opta stats

  • After winning nine Premier League games in a row against Leicester City, Manchester United have now won just one of their last three against the Foxes (D1 L1).
  • Claudio Ranieri has won just two of his previous nine Premier League matches as a manager against Manchester United (W2 D5 L2), these coming in December 2001 and November 2003 as Chelsea boss.
  • Leicester City have now won 22 league games this season – their highest tally in a top-flight season, overtaking both 1928-29 and 1965-66 (21 wins).
  • If they win this match, Leicester will become the first team to win their first top-flight league title in England since Nottingham Forest in 1977-78.
  • Leicester could become the 24th different team to win the English top-flight league title, doing so against the team that has won the most top-flight titles in England (Manchester United – 20).
  • Manchester United on the other hand need to take five points from their remaining four league games just to equal their lowest points tally in a Premier League campaign (64 in 2013-14).
  • Wayne Rooney has currently scored 99 Premier League goals at Old Trafford – the only player to have scored 100+ at a single ground in the competition is Thierry Henry at Highbury (114).
  • Leicester are one of just three clubs which Rooney has faced with United in the top-flight without scoring (also Blackpool and Derby). He did, however, score two in the Premier League against the Foxes for Everton.
  • Rooney only has seven Premier League goals this season – he’s only failed to reach double figures in two league campaigns; 2002-03 at Everton (6) and 2003-04 at Everton (9).
  • Coming in to this matchday, Riyad Mahrez is the only player to have reached double figures for both goals (17) and assists (11) in the Premier League this season.


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