Manchester United vs Leicester City LIVE Football Score 11 May 2021
Manchester United will aspire to delay Manchester City’s Premier League title celebrations yet again when they welcome Champions League-chasing Leicester City to Old Trafford on Tuesday night. The Red Devils came back to win 3-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday, whereas Leicester’s top-four hopes suffered a blow with a crushing 4-2 defeat to Newcastle United.
As United have done so often this season, they were forced to come back from a goal behind to secure all three points against Aston Villa, as Bertrand Traore rifled in the opener and a goal which could have handed Man City the Premier League title.
However, the Red Devils were not about to let their incredible away run come to an end that easily as Bruno Fernandes levelled from the spot – his 25th Premier League goal in 48 games – before Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani completed the turnaround to keep United mathematically in the title race. While it is still possible for the Red Devils to usurp Man City at the top of the rankings, they remain 10 points behind their bitter rivals with four games left to play, and defeat here would see City wrestle the crown off Liverpool’s hands as expected.
Even if United manage to prevail against Leicester – which would mark their 15th Premier League match in a row without defeat – it would surely only delay City’s inevitable title coronation by another few days, but the Red Devils are at least all but assured of a top-four finish. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men welcome Leicester to Old Trafford having won six of their last seven top-flight matches, but a gruelling run of three matches in the space of five days could threaten to end their hot streak, especially with Liverpool lying in wait 48 hours after Leicester pay a visit.
The nightmares of the 2019-20 collapse must slowly be reappearing for Leicester supporters, who witnessed their side be simply outclassed and outplayed by a Newcastle United side battling to ensure their Premier League survival.
The Magpies stormed into a four-goal lead through Joe Willock, Paul Dummett and a brace from Callum Wilson before Marc Albrighton and the in-form Kelechi Iheanacho threatened a comeback in the final 10 minutes, but Leicester’s third defeat in six matches was confirmed as their top-four hopes took another blow.
- Leicester have only won two of their 29 Premier League fixtures against Manchester United.
- The Foxes solitary win in their past 22 top-flight visits to Old Trafford came on 31 January 1998, when Tony Cottee scored the only goal.
- The Red Devils have scored in the subsequent 23 league matches between the sides since that defeat, which is their longest Premier League scoring streak against a single opponent.
- Manchester United are aiming to win five Premier League home game in a row for the first time since March 2018 under Jose Mourinho.
- This is the first time the Red Devils have recorded consecutive top four finishes in the Premier League since Alex Ferguson retired as manager.
- They have won 10 Premier League matches after conceding first this season, a record by a team in a single season in the competition.
- United have picked up 31 points from losing positions, only three behind Newcastle United’s Premier League record set in 2001-02.
- Marcus Rashford has scored five Premier League goals against Leicester, more than against any other side.
- Bruno Fernandes has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season, the most by a midfield player for a Premier League club in a single campaign since Frank Lampard also got 27 for Chelsea in 2009-10.
- Of Leicester’s 10 Premier League defeats this season, only two were in away fixtures: 3-0 at Liverpool on 22 November and 3-2 at West Ham United on 11 April.
- The Foxes have gone back-to-back away league games without winning for the first time this season.
- They could become only the fourth side in Premier League history to win away at Manchester United and Manchester City in a single season after Everton (1992-93), Middlesbrough (2003-04) and Liverpool (2008-09).
- As a manager, Brendan Rodgers has lost 10 matches in all competitions against Manchester United – three more than he has against any other club.
- Kelechi Iheanacho has scored 15 goals in his past 16 appearances in all competitions.