The Premier League returns this weekend with a full set of fixtures across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The Foxes, who finished fifth last season, find themselves 13th after seven games in 2021/22 and haven’t won any of their last four league games.
As for the visitors, United must improve on their early showings from this campaign, although the Red Devils head into the weekend just two points off table-toppers Chelsea.
It’s the start of a huge period for the club and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose job is increasingly under the spotlight. United face Leicester, Atalanta (twice), Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City before the next international break, and results and performances need to improve after a slow start.
What’s the latest team news?
United confirmed on Tuesday that Raphael Varane is out for a “few weeks”and will therefore miss the trip to the King Power. So too, will former Fox Harry Maguire, meaning Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly will likely start at centre-back.
There are also doubts surrounding the availability of Fred and Edinson Cavani with both players expected to miss out due to Brazil’s game with Uruguay, which takes place a little over 36 hours before the Leicester clash.
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford may be an option for Solskjaer for the first time this season. The England international is back in full training after he underwent a shoulder operation in the summer.
What about the opposition?
Wilfred Ndidi is a doubt with a hamstring injury, while ex-United man Jonny Evans is closing in on a comeback after a foot problem.
Long-term absentees Wesley Fofana, James Justin and Nampalys Mendy remain out for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The Northern Irishman has rotated his side and system this season and could deploy a variety of formations at the King Power.
Leicester (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Castagne, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, Bertrand; Soumare, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.
United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw; McTominay, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo.
Is the match on TV?
As with all 3pm kick-offs in the UK, the game will not be shown live on TV.
How can I watch highlights?
The Sky Sports website and app will show highlights from 5.15pm on Saturday, while extended highlights can be viewed on Match of the Day, which is broadcast on BBC One at 10.30pm.