Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United will look to return to winning ways when they make the trip to Leicester City on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Burnley on Tuesday night, which stopped them from picking up their ninth successive win across all competitions.
Here are three things to look forward to as Manchester United take on Leicester City in the Premier League.
3. Pressure on Leicester
Leicester City manager, Claude Puel, finds himself under considerable pressure coming into Sunday’s fixture. His side have picked up only 11 points from their last 10 outings in the Premier League and are in desperate need for improvement.
The Foxes, however, have produced some brilliant results against loftier opponents — Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea — which would give them a bit of hope going against United.
2. Solskjaer’s Response
Manchester United caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, endured his first setback at Old Trafford last Tuesday. Sean Dyche’s men came out all guns blazing and rattled United’s cages. The Red Devils failed to come up with a fitting reply at first, but channeled Sir Alex Ferguson’s unyielding mentality to score two late goals and salvage a point.
Tonight, Solskjaer would love for his team to start the game on the front foot and stamp their superiority early on. It won’t be straightforward, but United, with all their quality, shouldn’t settle for anything but maximum points.
1. Top Four Race
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done superbly to put Manchester United back on the map, and now, he will do his best to get them back in Europe. Under his tutelage, United have come within just 2 points of fourth-placed Chelsea — a massive improvement over the 11-point deficit under Mourinho.
With fifth-placed Arsenal playing Manchester City later on Sunday, sixth-placed United have a golden chance of leapfrogging the Gunners in the Premier League table.