Manchester United will host Leicester City at Old Trafford later today.
The Red Devils have their fate in their own hands if they want to make it to a top 4 position and qualify for the Champions League next season.
- Bastian Schweinsteiger and Luke Shaw remain absent from Manchester United‘s lineup.
- Adnan Januzaj is still not 100% ready.
- Jamie Vardy is suspended for Leicester City.
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Leicester have now won 22 league games this season – their highest tally in a top-flight season, overtaking both 1928-29 and 1965-66 (21 wins).
United need to win five points in their remaining four league games to equal their lowest points tally in a Premier League campaign, when they only managed 64 in 2013-14.
Claudio Ranieri has won just two of his previous nine Premier League matches as a manager against Manchester United, with an overall record completed by five draws and two defeats. Those two successes coming in December 2001 and November 2003 as Chelsea boss.
Ahead of the weekend’s games, Riyad Mahrez is the only player to have reached double figures for both goals (17) and assists (11) in the Premier League this season.
Wayne Rooney has currently scored 99 Premier League goals at Old Trafford – the only player to have scored 100+ at a single ground in the competition is Thierry Henry at Highbury (114).
Leicester are one of just three clubs which Rooney has faced with United in the top-flight without scoring, the others being Blackpool and Derby. He did, however, score two in the Premier League versus the Foxes for Everton.
The Reds’ skipper only has seven Premier League goals this season – he’s only failed to reach double figures in two league campaigns; 2002-03 at Everton (6) and 2003-04 at Everton (9).
If they win this match, Leicester will become the first team to win a maiden top-flight league title in England since Nottingham Forest in 1977-78.
Ranieri’s side could become the 24th different team to win the English top-flight league title, doing so against the team that has won the most top-flight titles in England (Manchester United – 20).
Predicted Score: Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City