Manchester United look to close the gap to City in a vital clash against Leicester

Manchester United have a good recent record against Leicester City in the Premier League.

The Leicester City game takes place just over 48 hours after the 3-1 victory at Aston Villa. (Image Credit: Twitter)
By Arnab Mukherji | May 10, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Manchester United will look to close the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table to seven points when Leicester City visit. A win against Leicester will help consolidate the second place, with the latter pushing hard in pursuit of a Champions League spot. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed a desire to rotate his side considering the hectic week of top-flight action in store for the team. The game against Leicester will take place just over 48 hours after the 3-1 victory at Aston Villa. That triumph helped secure a top-four finish for the Red Devils for a second consecutive season, with Liverpool waiting on Thursday.

“I wish I could have said let’s go full out in all the games but it’s impossible. That’s the hard bit for me – knowing that if I do play these XI again on Tuesday and Thursday it’s impossible. I run too much of a risk of injuring them, so talking about integrity in the league and stuff, don’t blame me when I have to make changes, because I have to. It’s not safe for them to play all four, so I’ve got to prioritise,” said Solskjaer as quoted by the official website of Manchester United.

Fantastic run away from home

Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi stated that the players will look to give the opposition utmost importance, despite having won 10 and lost just two of their away Premier League fixtures this season.

“In the Premier League, it doesn’t matter if you’re playing Manchester United or another team, you’re just going for the points. We’ve been on a fantastic run away from home,” he said as quoted by

“We’ve had some ups and downs and some games where we should have got more points, but we’re looking forward to this one and we’ll be trying as much as we can to get points. We’re in the last part of the season so every point is very important for us,” concluded Ndidi.

One can certainly expect an exciting match between these two top sides, who will be looking to end their Premier League campaign on a high.



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