Predicted Manchester United line-up to play Leicester: Van Persie to start

Match between Manchester United and Leicester City to be played on Saturday 31st January 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.

Manchester United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford on Saturday with the Foxes seeking a famous double over Louis van Gaal’s side.

Leicester defeated United 5-3 at the King Power Stadium earlier this season, despite the latter taking a two-goal lead on two occasions.

Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera scored for United that day but five goals from Nigel Pearson’s side, including two penalties, left the visitors reeling and questions asked regarding their porous defence.

Ashley Young is unavailable for United due to a muscle injury while Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling both have a 75 per cent chance of recovering from knocks. Aside from that, the club has a clean bill of health going into the weekend.

United are currently fourth in the Premier League table, two points behind third-placed Southampton but a huge 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Below is the side we predict van Gaal will opt for this weekend:

Predicted Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Rafael, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Di Maria, Mata, Rooney, van Persie

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