Manchester United vs Leicester City: Premier League match preview, predicted team line-ups, plus more

- The Premier League is back and the first game of the season is Manchester United v Leicester City. Both sides will be patched up having had several stars in the final four at the World Cup, which should make it fascinating viewing. Marcus Rashford in action for Manchester United against Leicester City last season. Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho will hope his men can dispatch the Foxes, despite failing to land key summer transfer targets, but if they don't we could be in for a fun post-match press conference. The game at Old Trafford kicks off at 7:45pm on Friday, August 10. Latest Premier League News ANGRY JOSE Mourinho hits back at 'lies' about apparent unrest at Manchester United PRICE REVEALED Barcelona buy-back fee to re-sign Yerry Mina from Everton has been reported NEW DEAL Roy Hodgson signs one-year contract extension as Crystal Palace boss ANALOGY Jurgen Klopp compares Liverpool to Rocky Balboa ahead of the new season HERE WE GO Premier League transfers: 14 debutants we can't wait to see this weekend ALMOST DONE Kurt Zouma's Everton loan from Chelsea 'should be completed' today HEARTFELT Jurgen Klopp pays tribute to Danny Ings following striker's move to Southampton BIG AL'S VERDICT 'I don't want Tottenham to become another Arsenal' PAPER TALK Man United's failed plans to sign £100m star, Spurs blame Brexit, Klopp happy THE PREM IS BACK Manchester United vs Leicester: Kick-off time, team news and TV channel Hindsight Man United passed up chance to sign Harry Maguire for just £15m last summer CHEAP AS CHIPS Fantasy Premier League tips: 27 bargain players for your squad What the managers are saying: Jose Mourinho (Manchester United): "It's the same squad. We change the third goalkeeper for Lee [Grant] because Joel [Pereira] is such a good young goalkeeper that he needs to play. "We change [Daley] Blind for a 19-year-old kid [Dalot] that we believe has the potential to play right back and left back. "We changed [Michael] Carrick for Fred, so our squad is the same." Jose Mourinho did not get the defender he wanted in the summer transfer window Claude Puel (Leicester City): “I can confirm he (Harry Maguire) is going to Manchester – but only for a couple of hours! “I am happy to keep Harry. He is our best player. “I am a football manager and I want to keep our best players for the squad and for our season. We want to keep good ambition. “We lost Riyad Mahrez, who was a very valuable player for us, so it was important to keep our best players and have good additions to the squad. “We have to prepare for this season with good possibilities.” Most Popular Premier League News ALMOST DONE Kurt Zouma's Everton loan from Chelsea 'should be completed' today PAPER TALK Man United's failed plans to sign £100m star, Spurs blame Brexit, Klopp happy TRANSFER WATCH Every deal done by Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window CHEAP AS CHIPS Fantasy Premier League tips: 27 bargain players for your squad BIG AL'S VERDICT 'I don't want Tottenham to become another Arsenal' INJURIES Six Tottenham stars confirmed out of Newcastle United clash REVEALED Super Computer predicts where every Premier League club will finish the season BUSY BOYS Fulham summer spending beyond £100m after five signings on deadline day deadline day Everton seal three late deals, Leicester have brilliant day HEARTFELT Jurgen Klopp pays tribute to Danny Ings following striker's move to Southampton How can I listen? Click here to listen to reports on the game as it happens on talkSPORT. Team news Manchester United's squad is set to be stretched on the opening day of the season. Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot are out through injury on Friday, as are Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini will be assessed after returning late following their World Cup exertions and Anthony Martial's fitness is unclear having missed the Bayern Munich pre-season friendly. Anthony Martial had been strongly linked with a move away from Man United this summer Leicester City are in a similar boat with Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire doubts, while Jonny Evans, Nampalys Mendy, and Demarai Gray are also concerns. New recruits Ricardo Pereira, James Maddison, Danny Ward, Rachid Ghezzal and Filip Benkovic are all expected to be available. Harry Maguire starred for England at the World Cup Predicted teams Manchester United XI: De Gea; Darmian, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, A.Pereira; Mata, Sanchez, Rashford. Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Chilwell, Morgan, Maguire; Ndidi, Iborra; Maddison, Albrighton, Iheanacho.


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