Leicester vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Leicester vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Premier League updates
The Red Devils travel to the King Power Stadium looking for three points after dropping five points in their last two Premier League matches

<p>The Vicarage Road pitch ahead of Watford vs Liverpool</p><p>The Vicarage Road pitch ahead of Watford vs Liverpool</p>

The Vicarage Road pitch ahead of Watford vs Liverpool

Manchester United travel to Leicester as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

A defeat by Aston Villa and a draw against Everton stalled United’s momentum before the international break, and Solskjaer has been hit with several absences since. Raphael Varane was injured on France duty and Edinson Cavani and Fred are unavailable following their late matches in South America. The return of Marcus Rashford is a boost, however, while Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to add to his three Premier League strikes so far after drawing blanks in United’s previous two matches in the competition. With fixtures against Atalanta, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City to come next, the pressure will be on United to start their tough run of matches with three points.

Leicester are seeking a win to spark their campaign following a slow start under Brendan Rodgers. The Foxes have challenged United for the top four in each of the past two seasons but find themselves in the bottom half of the table with eight points from their opening seven games. Rodgers has been linked with Newcastle this week but insists he is happy at the King Power. “This is a great opportunity starting tomorrow to get back to our level, get our focus back again and hopefully get one or two players back, and then we can progress as the season goes on,” he said.

Follow live updates from the King Power, including team news, build-up, goal and score updates and post-game analysis – PLUS the end of Watford vs Liverpool:


Leicester’s struggles show the price of sustainable football in the modern hyper-competitive Premier League

When the takeover of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, PIF, was completed, there was sizeable unease at Leicester City.

Naturally, the expectation was Steve Bruce’s time is up and Brendan Rodgers would be handed the keys to the castle and whatever he desired to become manager of the world’s richest football club.

That was not rooted in paranoia, with the Northern Irishman already distancing himself from the latest state-owned sportswashing project – forget whatever you’re fed about “legally binding assurances” regarding separation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its savings account to diversify the economy.

No such exists. No such can or ever will exist.

Leicester’s struggles show the price of sustainability in the modern Premier League

Newcastle’s new riches and the visit of Manchester United remind Leicester of how taxing it is to be sustainable disruptors in the highly competitive Premier League

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:45

Marcus Rashford back in Manchester United squad for trip to Leiceste

Marcus Rashford could make his first appearance of the season for Manchester United on Saturday in their Premier League game at Leicester.

Rashford, who had surgery in August to repair his damaged shoulder, will be included in United’s squad, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

Marcus Rashford back in Manchester United squad for trip to Leicester

The forward has not featured yet this season due to injury

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:43

Watford 0 – 5 Liverpool

Claudio Ranieri suffered his biggest ever Premier League defeat, while no manager whose first game with a club in the competition came at home has suffered a bigger margin of defeat (also Alan Smith with Crystal Palace vs Liverpool in August 1994, when they lost


Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:42

Watford 0 – 5 Liverpool

Reaction from Mo Salah who scored for the eighth game in a row for Liverpool. He told BT Sport:

I think we didn’t want to start like the [Manchester] City game so talked in dressing room about starting the game well and that’s what we did.

“All the goals were very important but Bobby [Firmino] did a great job scoring a hat-trick so congratulations to him and Sadio [Mane] also scored a nice goal.

“I didn’t watch back it yet [his goal]. Last game [against Man City] maybe [was better]. I don’t know which one was better. I was in the box trying to find someone or score myself. It is all about the team. That is the most important thing.

“Sometimes I don’t have the luck to score goals but I am always trying 100% to help the team. I am confident at the moment, helping the team win points which is the most important thing.”

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:39

Leicester vs Man Utd

Leicester have already beaten Manchester United in the league and FA Cup in 2021, both at Old Trafford. The Foxes can win three consecutive matches against them in all competitions for the first time in 120 years.

However, Man Utd have only lost one of their 15 Premier League away games in this fixture. That was a 5-3 defeat in September 2014. The Red Devils have scored in 24 successive league meetings between the teams since a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford in January 1998.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:35

Leicester vs Man Utd

Reaction from Liverpool’s victory over Watford at Vicarage Road to come but our focus moves over to the King Power Stadium where Leicester are about to take on Manchester United.

Here’s a reminder of the two teams:

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Soyuncu, Evans, Amartey, Ricardo, Maddison, Soumare, Tielemans, Vardy, Iheanacho

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Ronaldo, Sancho

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:32

Liverpool defeat Watford to move top of table

All hugs and smiles for Liverpool as they move back to the top of the Premier League.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:27

Full-time: Watford 0 – 5 Liverpool

90+2 mins: Liverpool are back to the top of the Premier League. They’ve demolished Watford today. Roberto Firmino has a hat-trick with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah also on the scoresheet.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:20

GOAL! Watford 0 – 5 Liverpool (Firmino, 90+1’)⚽️

90+1 mins: Hat-trick for Firmino! Danny Rose has had a shocker today. Neco Williams shimmies his way past the left-back and flicks a pass towards the back post. Firmino arrives at the right time and puts his third tap-in of the day into the back of the net.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:17

Watford 0 – 4 Liverpool

87 mins: Watford have stepped up their play just as Liverpool have relaxed their own. Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita are both called into action to block crosses into the box from Hernandez and substitute Jeremy Ngakia.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:15