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MANCHESTER UNITED kick off the Premier League Boxing Day schedule with a visit to Leicester Metropolis TODAY.
However the in-form Foxes sit in second place and head into the match buoyed by their 2-0 victory at Tottenham last weekend.
Jamie Vardy is match to face Man Utd on Boxing Day
When is Leicester vs Man Utd?
- Leicester vs Man Utd kicks off at 12.30pm GMT on Boxing Day, Saturday 26 December.
- Leicester’s King Energy Stadium performs host.
- There can be no followers in attendance.
What TV channel and dwell stream is Leicester vs Man Utd on?
- Leicester vs Man Utd can be broadcast dwell on BT Sport 1 within the UK.
- BT Sport 1 get their protection underway from 11.30am.
How can I watch it for FREE?
- EE clients can get a free three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150.
- On the finish of the three months you’ll mechanically roll onto the £15 monthly subscription.
- Or you’ll be able to cancel the trial at any time in the course of the three months by texting STOP SPORT to 150.
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What’s the staff information?
Brendan Rodgers has dismissed any issues that star striker Jamie Vardy can be sidelined.
Vardy was taken off in the course of the 2-0 win at Tottenham with a groin downside.
However Rodgers mentioned in his staff information briefing this week: “He can be high quality for the sport.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assessed his United squad following their midweek Carabao Cup quarter-final at Everton.
What have they mentioned?
Roy Keane has insisted that Manchester United can problem Liverpool for the title.
The Manchester United legend described Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s facet because the ‘better of the remainder’.
Manchester United are third within the Premier League desk behind Leicester and Liverpool.
The Purple Devils put in a strong efficiency in the course of the 6-2 win over Leeds on Sunday.
And Keane, 49, has predicted that United could possibly be Liverpool’s closest challengers this season.
He informed Sky Sports activities: “I do not imagine McTominay there when he mentioned they do not have a look at league tables.
“All people seems at league tables. Gamers and employees. That is what you are enjoying the sport for.
“You wish to know the place you might be clearly and the place you are heading to.
“It has been a pleasant few days for United. They needed to beat Sheffield United and Leeds simply to place one other marker down.
“I nonetheless suppose Liverpool are the strongest however United I feel could possibly be one of the best of the remainder.”
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While we’re speaking about Vardy, why not check out his fiftieth Premier League aim for the Foxes which was paradoxically in opposition to guess who?
That’s proper, Manchester United.
IT’S NOW OR NE-VAR
The primary name on the brand new coaching floor would have been for the physio staff to patch Jamie Vardy up in time for at present’s recreation in opposition to Manchester United.
The 33-year-old has taken up his typical aim scoring chart place at Leicester, main the road with 13 objectives in all competitions this season however he needed to be substituted simply earlier than the ultimate whistle in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Spurs.
The England worldwide was a nightmare for Jose Mourinho’s staff as a result of not solely did he open the scoring from the penalty spot nevertheless it was Vardy’s stress which pressured Toby Alderweireld into heading the ball into his personal web.
Regardless of the Leicester ahead coming off injured, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Vardy must be match to face Manchester United this afternoon.
The Foxes bosses precise phrases have been: “Vardy can be high quality for the sport. It’s only a little bit of soreness.”
Will he be match to make the beginning line-up this afternoon?
Keep tuned to search out out.
Get a glimpse of Leicester Metropolis’s new and improved £100m coaching floor which is ready to take the membership to a brand new degree.
2020 has definitely been a 12 months to overlook for a lot of causes however one of many few shining lights to return out of it’s Manchester United ahead, Marcus Rashford.
The 27-year-old has been honoured for his off the pitch duties as he raised consciousness for baby meals poverty within the UK.
Rashford was profitable in his marketing campaign aimed in the direction of the Authorities to increase free faculty meals in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This meant that over 1.3m kids throughout the nation have been capable of declare free faculty meal vouchers in the course of the summer season holidays.
Along with that, one other coverage change noticed the Authorities present greater than £400m to assist poor kids and their households in England.
The England worldwide had beforehand spoken concerning the sacrifices his household needed to make when he was a baby which included going with out meals to eat.
Rashford was awarded with the Knowledgeable Panel Particular Award on the Sports activities Character Present to go together with changing into an MBE on the Queen’s birthday.
He took to Instagram to deal with everybody concerned within the profitable marketing campaign by saying: “For everybody who, during the last 12 months has stepped in to assist our weak kids, thanks. This one is for you. #spoty”
A win for Leicester would put them inside solely some extent of the league leaders Liverpool nevertheless, if United take the three factors, they leapfrog at present’s opponents touchdown them in 2nd place till different groups play all through the course of the weekend.
This actually is a mouth-watering tie.
KING OF ALL KINGS
The King Energy all set as we begin the countdown till kick off between Leicester and Manchester United.
LAST TIME OUT
The earlier encounter between these two noticed Manchester United put a dagger within the coronary heart of the Foxes as they snatched Champions League qualification from Leicester on the ultimate day of the season.
Chelsea’s victory over Wolves meant that Brendan Rodgers’ males wanted three factors to verify their spot within the prime 4 however some extent for United was sufficient.
Good possibilities have been squandered by either side with the decide of the bunch being a Marcus Rashford effort which was expertly saved by Kasper Schmeichel and a Vardy glanced header which hit the body of the aim to the England worldwide’s frustration.
It appeared to be heading for a draw till a 71st minute clumsy problem between the middle again pairing of Wes Morgan and former United defender Jonny Evans introduced down Martial within the field enabling Bruno Fernandes to transform from the penalty spot.
Leicester had no possibility however to throw the kitchen sink at Solskjaer’s facet at this level however Evans’ day went from dangerous to worse as his late wild lunge on McTominay resulted in him seeing purple. Not a day to recollect for him.
Jesse Lingard would then rub salt into the Foxes wounds eight minutes into stoppage time after stealing the ball from Schmeichel and rolling it into an empty web.
Brendan Rodgers’ facet had been in a Champions League qualification spot for greater than half of the season which made the end result much more painful.
The mission for revenge is on!
Hello SunSport household, hope you might be all good and never hungover from yesterday’s Christmas celebrations.
Even in case you are, sit again and chill out as a result of this subsequent fixture is shaping as much as be a Boxing Day blockbuster occasion and we may see a knock out.
third place Manchester United journey to the King Energy stadium the place they’ll be taking up 2nd place Leicester in a prime of the desk conflict this afternoon.
Each groups are coming into this recreation off the again of triumphant league success. Leicester ran out 2-0 winners in North London final weekend. A penalty from Jamie Vardy and a 59th minute personal aim from Toby Alderweireld was sufficient for the Foxes to overcome an in-form Spurs facet.
As for the Purple Devils, in case you’ve learn a earlier weblog of mine about Manchester United scoring objectives in fast succession, Leeds was one other staff to fall sufferer to it.
Solskjaer’s staff had an excessive amount of to deal with for the Whites firing six objectives previous them in an eight aim thriller with two of them objectives coming from McTominay inside the primary three minutes! Bruno Fernandes additionally bought himself a brace with Lindelof and James ending off the rout.
This was an enormous assertion set by United as a result of Leeds aren’t a facet simple to beat however Leicester’s confidence may also be on cloud 9.
Keep tuned while I feed you with all of the dwell updates proper to your machine.
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