A rampant Manchester United travel to Leicester in the Premier League looking to bounce back from their midweek draw against Burnley. 

Among a trio nominated for Premier League Manager of the Month Award, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has transformed this United side, winning six of his first seven league games at the helm as they sit just two points off Arsenal in the last Champions League spot.

Duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are set to feature after recent knocks, whilst Chris Smalling remains sidelined.

Here’s how they could lineup.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

David De Gea

David De Gea (GK)Manchester United’s unquestioned number one, the Spaniard has been crucial in their revival under Solskjaer – including single-handedly thwarting Tottenham their 1-0 success at Wembley on matchweek 22. 

Ashley Young (RB) – Returning to the impressive form shown in his early days at Old Trafford, the experienced 33-year-old has a goal and two assists from full back this campaign.

Victor Lindelof (CB) – Made a scapegoat in Mourinho’s tenure, the Swedish international has since responded with some resolute displays and scored the Reds’ equaliser in midweek to preserve their unbeaten run.

Phil Jones (CB) – Filling in for the injured Chris Smalling, Jones has shown signs of stability alongside after previously falling out of favour, as they seek just a fifth clean sheet this term. 

Luke Shaw (LB) – Scoring in the corresponding fixture back on the opening day, the former Southampton youth prodigy has cemented a regular full back spot and will look to stop the electric Demarai Gray. 

2. Midfielders

Paul Pogba

Ander Herrera (CDM) – The Spaniard has been slightly restricted to a deeper role in this side, but still boasts a telling goal threat – directly contributing to five goals in 16 appearances (two goals, three assists). 

Nemanja Matic (CDM) – The Serbian workhorse has been one of his side most consistent performers this term.

Paul Pogba (CAM) – Invigorated under his current boss, the Frenchman has averaged a goal or an assist every 72 minutes in the Premier League and has been involved in more league goals than any other player across Europe’s top five leagues.

Marcus Rashford (LAM) – Another playing excelling in Solskjaer’s attacking philosophy, the 21-year-old has struck five league goals in his last seven outings, having netted just three in his previous 14 appearances.

Jesse Lingard (RAM) – Should Solskjaer revert to 4-3-2-1, the versatility of this man could be key to their chances of maximum points on Saturday, who can also play behind the striker.

3. Forwards

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Romelu Lukaku (ST) – Featuring in the last seven competitive fixtures, the Belgian striker is gradually showing signs of his prolific goal-scoring exploits illustrated at West Brom and Everton, as he seeks a ninth goal of the campaign. He struck 16 in the entirety of the 2017-2018 season.

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