Three Manchester United players with a point to prove against Leicester

Radamel Falcao

Manchester United and Leicester City square off on Sunday afternoon, but which of Louis van Gaal's players have a point to prove?

Manchester United take on Leicester City on Sunday, with both sides fresh off the back of victories.

United began what is being hailed as a new era by thrashing Queens Park Rangers 4-0 at Old Trafford, while Leicester secured an impressive 1-0 victory away to Stoke City.

A number of United players put in sterling performances on Sunday, but some still have a point to prove and they will be hoping to do that against the Foxes. Here we take a look at three such players:

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie should not have anything to prove when you consider his goal-haul to date. But the truth is the Netherlands international does and he will want to do that emphatically at the weekend.

The Dutchman started last weekend’s match against QPR but he was the only one of the front-three who did not get on the score-sheet, and with Radamel Falcao now at the club, van Persie has suddenly become dispensable.

He may be a Louis van Gaal favourite, but the simple fact is van Persie has yet to score for United this season and if that remains the case against Leicester he may be set for a spell on the bench.

Juan Mata

It may be strange to say so - when Juan Mata continues to score for United practically every time he plays - but doubts remain as to the long-term future of the Spaniard now Falcao and Angel Di Maria have arrived.

Some believe it will be the former club-record signing who ultimately makes way, but the best way for him to ensure that does not happen is to simply keep scoring.

Mata’s inclusion on this list is more because he has a point to prove to the naysayers rather than to his manager, who clearly has faith in him.

Radamel Falcao

Falcao arrived at Old Trafford with a fanfare rarely seen these days. He was hailed as the saviour who would fire them straight back into the Champions League and title contention. But the pressure will be on him to get off the mark against Leicester.

Having been prevented a debut goal by Robert Green last weekend, Falcao will want to prove he remains the goal-machine he was prior to his injury.

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