Leicester City vs Man Utd: kick-off time, TV channel, referee and team news

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All the information you need to know ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Leicester City.

Manchester United will travel to the King Power Stadium on Thursday night to take on Leicester City in the Premier League.

The Red Devils come into the game on the back of two consecutive wins. Erik ten Hag’s side beat Southampton 1-0 on Saturday thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ second-half goal.

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United supporters saw a glimpse of new signing Casemiro at St Mary’s, and the Brazilian played the last 10 minutes of the game.

As for Leicester, the 2015-16 champions sit bottom of the table after their opening four league games and remain winless. The Foxes fell to a 2-1 defeat to 10-men Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Fernandes scored the winner at St Mary’s on Saturday. Credit: Getty. Fernandes scored the winner at St Mary’s on Saturday. Credit: Getty.
Fernandes scored the winner at St Mary’s on Saturday. Credit: Getty.

When is Leicester v United?

The match will take place on Thursday, 1 September at the King Power Stadium, kick-off is 8pm.

Is Leicester v United on TV?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1, the BT Sport website and app, with coverage of the game beginning at 7pm. More TV information can be found here.

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Who is the referee for Leicester v United?

Craig Pawson is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Marc Perry and Scott Ledger, while the fourth official for the clash is Simon Hooper.

Jarred Gillett will be in charge of VAR, and will be assisted by Matthew Wilkes.

Latest team news

Ten Hag named an unchanged side against Southampton from that which won against Liverpool, with Casemiro replacing the injured Anthony Martial on the bench.

Ten Hag confirmed on Wednesday that Martial is still missing, although Victor Lindelof is back in training.

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With United facing Arsenal on Sunday, some rotation can be expected in Ten Hag’s starting XI midweek.

Casemiro could get his first start for United on Thursday. Credit: Getty. Casemiro could get his first start for United on Thursday. Credit: Getty.
Casemiro could get his first start for United on Thursday. Credit: Getty.

The likes of Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo could all feature against the Foxes, allowing those who started the last two games a rest.

United have agreed an £85m move with Ajax for Antony, but it isn’t expected the Brazilian’s move to Old Trafford will be completed in time to feature on Thursday.

As for Leicester, Brendan Rodgers made eight changes to his starting XI on Saturday from those who played Stockport County in Tuesday’s second round League Cup win, with Youri Tielemans, Dennis Praet and Harvey Barnes remaining in his team.

James Maddison missed the Foxes’ loss against Chelsea, but could return on Thursday, while Ryan Bertrand is a long-term absence due to a knee injury.

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