Manchester United vs Leicester: 3 ways the Foxes can cause problems
The opening match of the season is something of a free-hit for the Foxes against an angsty Manchester United.
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For the second season in a row the Premier League will begin on a Friday night, with Leicester visiting a member of the big six.
If last season’s 4-3 at the Emirates is anything to by, the Friday night occasion could be the perfect atmosphere for a cracker. Certainly, the stakes are high.
Manchester United had what can only be described as an underwhelming window. Given the 19-point gap between the two Manchester clubs last season, United needed to do more than they did to close the gap. If they don’t start the season well, the mood around the club could deteriorate quickly.
Leicester suffered this summer as well, of course. In losing Riyad Mahrez to United’s Manchester rivals City, they’ll have to cope without their star player.
All this adds to the stakes of the first Premier League match of the season, a fixture which will always hold significant importance.
Given the players United have unavailable — and the perpetual grumpiness of Jose Mourinho this summer — Leicester could view this is a chance to gain some bonus points this Friday.
Here are three ways they could hurt the Manchester club: