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All the information you need as Jose Mourinho’s men look to continue their perfect start to the Premier League at home to the Foxes

MANCHESTER UNITED have won their two opening Premier League games 4-0 and their next test is Leicester City at home.

The Foxes will travel to Old Trafford after their away trip to Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup having recorded their first win of the season at home to Brighton.

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Manchester United have won their opening two league matches

Leicester recorded their first win of the season against Brighton

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Leicester recorded their first win of the season against Brighton

When is Manchester United vs Leicester?

The Red Devils will host Leicester on Saturday, August 26.

The game will kick off at 5.30pm.

The match will be hosted at Old Trafford.

What TV channel is showing Manchester United vs Leicester?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1.

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Jose Mourinho’s men welcome Leicester to Old Trafford

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Jose Mourinho’s men welcome Leicester to Old Trafford

Craig Shakespeare’s side face Sheffield United before playing Man Utd

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Craig Shakespeare’s side face Sheffield United before playing Man Utd

Coverage will begin at 5pm and the show will end at 8pm.

Alternatively you can follow all updates from Old Trafford with Sun Sport’s live blog.

Team news

Jose Mourinho will be able to select the same starting XI which steamrolled Swansea at the Liberty Stadium after having no recent injury news.

Luke Shaw and Ashley Young continue to be doubts ahead of the match, while Marcos Rojo is continuing to work his way back from a long-term knee injury.

Meanwhile, Craig Shakespeare may be able to welcome Kelechi Iheanacho and Wes Morgan back to his match-day squad as they are close to returning to full fitness.

Although Danny Drinkwater, Robert Huth and Vincent Iborra will not be ready to return for the Foxes.

Fact Me

  • Manchester United have lost just two of their 22 Premier League meetings with Leicester City and only one of these came at Old Trafford: 0-1 in January 1998.
  • The Red Devils drew the most Premier League home games last season (10), but started their 2017-18 campaign with a 4-0 rout of West Ham United.
  • Leicester City have scored in all but one of their 15 Premier League matches under Craig Shakespeare and striker Jamie Vardy has scored in eight of these games.
  • Manchester United, who have won their opening two Premier League games by a four-goal margin, haven’t won three consecutive league games by such a margin or greater since October 1907.
  • Romelu Lukaku will be looking to become the first Manchester United player to score in each of their opening three Premier League appearances for the club.
  • Lukaku has scored 15 goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances at home (13 in 10 for Everton, two in one for Manchester United).
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan has already registered four assists in two Premier League games this season, three more than he managed in the whole of last season; the Armenian midfielder could become the first player in Premier League history to assist two goals in three consecutive games if he does it again versus Leicester.
  • Juan Mata scored for Manchester United in both of their home and away victories against Leicester City in 2016-17, whilst also assisting in their 4-1 win at Old Trafford.
  • Craig Shakespeare will be the 75th different manager that Jose Mourinho has faced in the Premier League. The Portuguese has won at least one game against 62 of the previous 74.
  • Since Craig Shakespeare took charge of his first Premier League game against Liverpool at the end of February, matches involving Leicester City have seen more goals than any other Premier League side – 53 goals in total (29 scored, 24 conceded).
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