80, 000 Capacity Old Trafford Stadium will host the 2018/2019 Premier League Opening Fixture between Manchester United and Leicester City as over 2 Billion people World Wide will be watching the Match.
The Premier League has returned and it promises to be an exciting season, new Managerial arrivals, new rules, new players, same League, THE PREMIER LEAGUE.
After their World Cup exertions, Jose Mourinho welcomed back Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku this week in training, but the Portuguese is reluctant to rush them back.
Mourinho said: “They returned on Monday. They trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so you can imagine they are not really fit and ready but we have needs”
“After training I will speak will that group of players because everyone is different physically and mentally”.
“I want to see how available they feel they are because it is very important they are feeling to understand they think they can help or not help”- Jose Mourinho
His Counterpart at Leicester City on Harry Maguire and Vardy’s availability,
We will see, Harry and Jamie are ready in their minds, but after I don’t know if they’re ready in their body, with their fitness levels.
“We have another training session this afternoon, and then we will see”- Claude Puel
Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot are out through injury , as are Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic.
Late calls will be made on Jonny Evans (muscle) and Demarai Gray (ankle).
Deadline day signing Filip Benkovic could make his debut, while fellow new recruits Ricardo Pereira and Rachid Ghezzal are available for selection for Leicester City.
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games against Leicester City, winning four and drawing three, and have lost just one of the last 18 (W13 D4).
At Old Trafford, Leicester City have lost on seven of their last eight visits in the league (D1), scoring a total of just three goals in that period.
Man United have won their opening fixture more often than any other side in Premier League history (17).
Head to head in the Premier League;
Matches played; 24
Manchester United Wins; 15
Leicester City Wins; 2
Its a daunting task for Leicester City at old Trafford but its not one they cannot overcome.
Leicester City have lost Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City and life without him begins.
Kelechi Iheanacho has been in fine form for Leicester City during preseason scoring 4 goals in 3 games, will he step up against Manchester United?
Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side have their concerns having failed to get any of their defensive targets from Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld to Harry Maguire, Diego Godin, Jerome Boateng or Yerry Mina.
Old Trafford awaits the World as the Premier League resumes and one can expect it all in this encounter