Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Sunday and two days later they resume league action against Leicester City.
Manchester United have a hectic five days of football, as they play three English Premier League matches in that span.
The victory against 11th place Villa consequently delayed Manchester City’s title party, with their noisy neighbors needing United to slip for them to be crowned champions.
They face a somewhat troubled Leicester side who are coming off a shock 4-2 home loss at the hands of Newcastle United on Saturday.
The defeat made it two games that the foxes have gone without registering a win and they need at least a point on Tuesday night if they are to have a chance at a top-four finish.
Even if United manage to prevail against Leicester – which would mark their 15th Premier League match in a row without defeat – it would surely only delay City’s inevitable title coronation by another few days.
The Foxes have been far from consistent on home soil this season, but they travel to Old Trafford having lost just one of their last 12 Premier League matches.
What time does Man United vs Leicester start?
The game kicks off at 7pm UTC time at Old Trafford.
Man United vs Leicester team news
Former Leicester defender Harry Maguire was taken off against Villa and joins Daniel James, Phil Jones and Anthony Martial in the treatment room.
Eric Bailly could come in to fill the void left by the Englishman and players such as Donny Van De Beek, Nemanja Matic and Alex Telles may be called upon as Solskjaer rotates his side.
Despite the need for squad rotation due to the hectic schedule, the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and in-form Edinson Cavani are all expected to start.
For the visitors, Ayoze Perez could feature behind the front two of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho despite the FA Cup semi looming at the weekend.
James Maddison and Ricardo Pereyra both recently returned from injury and could be rested so as to feature in the cup final against Chelsea.
Man United vs Leicester head to head
Manchester United have a good record against Leicester City and have won 68 matches out of a total of 132 games played between the two teams.
Leicester have managed only 34 victories against United and will need to improve their record in this fixture.
The last game between these two was a pulsating 2-2 draw on Boxing Day.
Man United vs Leicester current form
The hosts have gone 15 games without defeat and have only dropped points once in the last 5 games, a barren draw against Leeds United.
Leicester on the other hand have lost to Newcastle and West Ham in their last five, winning twice and another ending in a draw.
Man United vs Leicester prediction
With only three games left to play after this, there is a lot to prove for either side but more so for the visitors.
There will be goals from either side on the night, though it could be yet another stalemate between them.
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