Predicted Manchester United XI to play Leicester City - Will Falcao start?

Leicester City

Match to be played on Sunday 21st September 2014 at 13:30. Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Manchester United will be looking to put another digit in the wins column this weekend when Louis van Gaal’s team travel to Leicester City.

United were impressive against a poor QPR side last weekend, as several key players stepped up and enjoyed themselves for the first time this season.

Van Gaal could make changes ahead of the game and he’s had a full week to plan. Here’s the side he may go with.

GK – David De Gea

The Spaniard is one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the Premier League. He starts when available.

RB – Rafael

Rafael looked gutsy and determined against QPR and he should enjoy plenty of space down his side.

CB – Jonny Evans

Provides key experience in the middle of the defence. He’ll also be key if Leicester look to hurt United aerially.

CB – Tyler Blackett

Blackett is a youngster that van Gaal seems to have a lot of time for. His pace means United can play a higher backline.

LB – Marcos Rojo

Rojo looked sound against QPR. He’ll be extremely fresh and should be eager to make the left-back slot his own.

RCM – Ander Herrera

Herrera can control the game from the right hand side of a midfield diamond. He was superb throughout the game against QPR and finished well for his goal.

CM – Daley Blind

The Dutchman can play at the base of the diamond, providing a defensive edge.

CM – Juan Mata

Mata looks better when the pressure is taken away from him to do the hard work defensively. He’ll slot in behind the top two.

LCM – Angel Di Maria

The Argentine should play to the left of the midfield diamond. He can destroy Leicester on his own if they don’t get to grips with him.

ST – Wayne Rooney

Rooney is a vital player for United because he can drop off from the top of the attack when the side is under pressure. He’s also the captain which makes him important in terms of leadership.

ST – Robin Van Persie

Van Persie needs a goal with Radamel Falcao fit and breathing down his neck for a starting place.

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