Manchester United will be out to show their attacking capabilities when they travel to take on free-flowing league leaders, Leicester City this evening.
The Red Devils came under fire during the week with a 0-0 draw at home to PSV.
The point wasn’t enough to confirm their place in the knock-out stages of the Champions league and will ensure a nervy last day trip away to Wolfsburg.
Before that however they negotiate clashes with West Ham and on Saturday, the Foxes.
Louis Van Gaal’s side conceded 5 goals in this fixture last season however given their defensive strengths this time round a similar score-line is not expected.
Man United have conceded just two goals in their last nine games and currently sit second in table, a point behind their weekend hosts, following two draws and three wins in their last five games.
Last time out they needed a late goal from Bastian Schweinsteiger to get the better of a determined Watford. The win was their second in succession following the 2-0 win at home to WBA.
Van Gaal will be missing a number of key men on Saturday with Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Luke Shaw while Anders Herrera and Phil Jones are doubts but are expected to be fit.
Leicester City meanwhile moved top of the league with a fourth win in five against Newcastle last weekend.
The 3-0 win was their 8th of a remarkable season and took their scoring tally to 28, the highest in the league.
Key to their success has been Jamie Vardy.
The England forward equalled the goal scoring record of former Manchester United hero Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s last time as he registered for the 10th successive game and he will hope to add to that tally against a team he tormented last season in the 5-3 win.
Matthew James is likely to be the only absentee for the Foxes.
This should be a cracker of game with both sides finding their feet, in fact its Leicester who look the better value.
The side (at the time of writing) currently lie top of the Premier League and at a price of 9/4 surely have to worth a wager.
If Manchester Utd can take the three points that will surely be a big boost to Louis Van Gaal’s side who do look genuine title contenders.
Following Manchester City’s win over Southampton today its definitely imperative that United do not lose ground on the leaders as we approach the Christmas period.