Confirmed: Manchester United and Leicester City line-ups

Here is how Manchester United and Leicester City will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Rooney, Di Maria, Januzaj, Falcao, van Persie

Manchester United subs: Valdes, McNair, Smalling, Fellaini, Herrera, Mata, Wilson

Leicester City starting XI: Schwarzer, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, De Laet, Drinkwater, King, Vardy, Kramaric, Schlupp, Ulloa

Leicester City subs: Hamer, Konchesky, Upson, Hammond, Albrighton, Cambiasso, Nugent

Manchester United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford today with Louis van Gaal’s side well aware of the threat the Foxes offer.

Nigel Pearson’s side won 5-3 in the reverse fixture earlier this season and United will want to ensure their defence is far sturdier than it was on that occasion.

United are currently fourth in the Premier League while Leicester are bottom of the pile with just 17 points from 22 matches.

The Foxes will know just a couple of wins could see them climb up the table but that is easier said than done, as they are discovering.

United struggled in the FA Cup against Cambridge United but a home match is usually a different proposition for a side who really need to put on a fine display after some less than convincing performances.

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