Manchester United vs Leicester City LIVE Football Score 2 Apr 2022
Manchester United will be bidding to give their top-four hopes a boost when they welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday evening. The Red Devils are currently sixth in the table, four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who have a game in hand, while Leicester sit 10th, 14 points behind their opponents this weekend. Man United have not been in action since suffering a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League on March 15, which saw them lose 2-1 on aggregate, but the Red Devils cannot afford to dwell on the disappointment, as they bid to salvage a top-four finish in the league.
Ralf Rangnick’s side recorded a 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in their last league match on March 12, with Cristiano Ronaldo netting three times, but the 20-time English champions are playing catch up, currently sitting sixth in the table, four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal. The Gunners also have a match in hand, while Tottenham and West Ham United are also firmly in the picture, meaning that Man United face a serious scrap to secure Champions League football for next season. Over the international break, the club have been working behind the scenes, interviewing Ajax’s Erik ten Hag over the managerial position, but missing out on the Champions League for next season would be a huge blow when it comes to their plans for the summer transfer window.
Cristiano Ronaldo could break another Premier League record when Manchester United resume their quest for the top four against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon (5.30pm). Returning from the international break, United are four points behind Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification. Tottenham and West Ham also have to be factored in, while Arsenal still have a game in hand. Ronaldo has scored 18 goals in all competitions for United this season — with 12 of those coming in the Premier League.
Neither Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were involved for England during the international break but could start here, while Ronaldo is set to lead the line with support from Bruno Fernandes, with both players on a high, having helped Portugal qualify for the World Cup. Luke Shaw, who represented England over the break, could also be back in the side at left-back, but Diogo Dalot should keep out Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right. As for Leicester, Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana are both available for selection at Old Trafford and could start, which would be a huge boost for the Foxes.
Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes should also both be fit despite recent issues, but Jamie Vardy is out with a knee injury, while Wilfred Ndidi will miss the remainder of the campaign with his own knee issue. Luke Thomas remains a doubt due to a knock, while Danny Ward and Ryan Bertrand are definitely out. Patson Daka could get the nod over Kelechi Iheanacho at the tip of the attack, but Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall should both retain their spots in the starting side.