Leicester vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Premier League updates as Cristiano Ronaldo starts

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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:


GOAL! Leicester 0 – 1 Man Utd (Greenwood, 19’)⚽️

19 mins: Man Utd lead! What a goal! Mason Greenwood is given the ball out on the right wing. He knocks it to Fernandes who slots it back to him. Greenwood comes inside leaving Timothy Castagne in his wake before unleashing a devastating strike at goal and finding the top left corner. What a strike!

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:21


Leicester 0 – 0 Man Utd

15 mins: Pogba threads the ball up to Fernandes who lays it off to Aaron Wan-Bissaka. He floats a cross to the back post where Ricardo knocks the ball behind for a corner.

The corner ball is whipped in towards Pogba who wins the ball but knocks it over the crossbar.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:18


GOAL! Manchester City 1 – 0 Burnley (Bernardo Silva, 12’)⚽️

12 mins: Elsewhere in the Premier League Manchester City have taken the lead against Burnley. Bernardo Silva links up with Joao Cancelo on the left side. The ball is cut back to Phil Foden who’s shot is saved by Nick Pope but he fumbles the ball. It comes loose and Bernardo is there to tap it home.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:16


Leicester 0 – 0 Man Utd

12 mins: Chance! Another good move from Leicester sees Maddison sprint down the left wing and take the ball to the byline. He shifts inside and leaves Victor Lindelof before hitting one straight at David De Dea who makes an easy save.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:13


Leicester 0 – 0 Man Utd

9 mins: Chance! Leicester have certainly started quicker than Manchester United. Tielemans pushes up the pitch and receives the ball. He floats a cross towards the back post where Vardy wins the header but can’t find a teammate as he knocks it back into the middle.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:11


Leicester 0 – 0 Man Utd

6 mins: Chance! Iheanacho takes the ball off Pogba and knock it past Maguire before sprinting into the inside right channel. Jamie Vardy makes a run into the box but Iheanacho sends it over to James Maddison on the left side of the penalty area. Maddison lays the ball to Tielemans bombing forward on the overlap and his pass into the six-yard area is cleared by Maguire.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:08


Leicester 0 – 0 Man Utd

3 mins: Paul Pogba is closed down in the middle of the pitch by Youri Tielemans who drives up the pitch and is fouled by Nemanja Matic. The Leicester free kick comes into the rigth side of Man Utd’s box where Harry Maguire heads it away and is met with a round of boos from the Leicester fans.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:05


Leicester 0 – 0 Man Utd

Kick off: Manchester United get the game underway with Bruno Fernandes passing the ball to Victor Lindelof. He flicks it out to Luke shaw who’s pressed by Kelechi Iheanacho and has to put the ball out for a Leicester throw in.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:02


Leicester vs Man Utd

The teams make their way out onto the pitch at the King Power stadium. Harry Maguire is back to lead the visitors and Marcus Rashford is on the bench for Manchester United.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:58


Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t press for Manchester United – but does that matter?

Last season at Juventus, he was among the bottom 1 per cent among forwards for pressing in Europe’s major five leagues. The question is: does that matter?

Michael Jones16 October 2021 14:56

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