United will be hoping to draw their thoroughly underwhelming summer to a close with a good start to the new season. The club failed to sign the defensive replacement they craved and Jose Mourinho has constantly appeared to be on the verge of a breakdown, while results on the pitch have left a lot to be desired.
Leicester also had some pre-season troubles of their own, losing their star player Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City. But they were able to hang onto Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy, with the latter signing a new contract with the club.
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Leicester’s Harry Maguire
Manchester United’s pursuit of a new central defender had them chasing Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng, Diego Godin and Yerry Mina late in the transfer window. But why did United not sign anyone late in the window?
Jose must adapt to new market
To kick things off, here’s Jonathan Liew comparing the summer transfer window to being like buying a turkey, because why not?
Good evening, and, *ahem*… IT’S BACK!!
Finally, after a long and barren summer of sport, the Premier League returns.
To kick things off, Manchester United host Leicester City at Old Trafford.
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When is Manchester United vs Leicester?
The match is tonight: Friday 10 August, with kick-off at 8pm at Old Trafford.
How can I watch it?
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League will show the game live, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Now TV will also be showing the match.
Both sides will make late decisions on whether to include their absent World Cup stars.
For Manchester United that means late assessments of Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford. Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are all injured.
Leicester will meanwhile decide whether to gamble on the fitness of Maguire and Vardy.
- United to win: 8/15
- Draw: 16/5
- Leicester to win: 6/1
An entertaining 2-2 draw to get the season underway with a bang.