This Tuesday evening begins the 36th day of the Premier League. Manchester United thus receives Leicester, two formations which need to win to ensure a qualification in the League of the Champions next season.
A top-of-the-table meeting will open this antepenultimate day of the Premier League. The Red Devils, second, receive Foxes who must revive after the 4-2 loss to Newcastle. United, for its part, must continue its momentum by trying to chain a fifteenth game without defeat. If successful, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men would validate their second place behind Manchester City.
Solskjær is forced to turn
This evening, Manchester United will play their third game in less than a week. After defeating AS Roma in the Europa League and then defeating Aston Villa this weekend, Solskjær and his men welcome Leicester. But for this meeting, the Norwegian must also foresee the match of the 34th day against Liverpool in 48 hours. A very busy program which forces the Mancunien to run. “I would have liked to be able to say: let’s play all the matches hard, but it’s impossible. It’s hard for me to know that fielding the same eleven on Tuesday and Thursday is impossible, ” he admitted. A reworked eleven is therefore expected to face the Foxes in order to rest the executives.
On the potential controversy of favoring Leicester for the benefit of Liverpool, the Norwegian coach responds sharply. “There is too much risk of injury! If you talk about integrity for the championship, don’t come and blame me when I make changes because I have to.. It’s not good for them to play all four games, I have to make choices. ” The sequence may be complicated, but the Red Devils are guaranteed to play in the Champions League next season. The place of dolphin in the Premier League seems almost acquired. Nevertheless, the Mancuniens are used to losing more points at home than away. Of the 48 possible points at Old Trafford, United have only gleaned 30. Edison Cavani is expected to start tonight, he who extended his contract by a year recently. The former Parisian is now linked with United until 2022.
➖ The motivation behind his new deal
➖ A special bond with his team-mates
➖ That ABBA-inspired chant
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 10, 2021
Probable composition: D. Henderson – A. Tuanzebe, V. Lindelöf, E. Bailly, A. Telles – N. Matic, S. McTominay, D. Van de Beek – J. Mata, M. Greenwood, E. Cavani
Leicester can win big
In the fight with Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool, the Foxes can strike a big blow on the table. With a victory, Brendan Rodgers’ men have the opportunity to put pressure on the Blues and increase their lead over their pursuers. But for that, we must stop the beginning of this bad series. After a draw at Southampton and a loss to Newcastle, Leicester lost their third place to Thomas Tuchel’s men. Unfortunately, the Foxes technician will have to deal with an uncertain Jonny Evans. The Northern Irishman has been injured in his heel since this weekend: “He was in great pain and woke up feeling better. Jonny is a real warrior, so you know if he can’t give at least one try, he’s in real pain. He will have a big role to play for us. We have to make sure that we have a player who will give us that fighting spirit in the game ” said his coach at a press conference. In the first leg, Leicester had conceded the draw 5 minutes from time and will be keen to do better.
Probable composition: K. Schmeichel – D. Amartey, Ç. Söyüncü, W. Fofana – T. Castagne, W. Ndidi, Y. Tielemans, L. Thomas – A. Pérez, K. Iheanacho, J. Vardy
A crucial match for Leicester tonight. In the event of a loss, the Foxes will potentially see West Ham and Liverpool come back to 2 and 3 points. The fight for fourth place is not yet over in England.
Crédit photo : Site Leicester.com