Manchester United 3-0 Leicester LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Manchester United vs Leicester LIVE!

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford's superb run of form continued as he netted a goal in each half of his side's 3-0 Premier League win over Leicester on Sunday to extend his scoring streak to five games.

Leicester were left to rue wasteful early finishing when Rashford latched onto a pass down the right from Bruno Fernandes and rifled the ball across keeper Danny Ward and into the net after 25 minutes at Old Trafford.

England international Rashford bagged his second in the 56th minute, cutting in from the left and tearing into the box before guiding the ball home to register his 14th league goal of the season and his 25th in all competitions.

Substitute Jadon Sancho added a brilliant third five minutes later when Lisandro Martinez won the ball in midfield to allow Rashford to feed Sancho, who played a quick exchange of passes with Fernandes before drilling home.

Manchester United vs Leicester highlights

  • GOAL! Rashford against the run of play

  • GOAL! VAR confirms Rashford’s second

  • GOAL! Sancho makes it three

Manchester United FC 3 - 0 Leicester City FC

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Marcus Rashford hits a brace with Jadon Sancho also on the scoresheet as Manchester United prepare for a huge week with three vital points.

Recap the action with our match report!

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Man United go within three points of Man City!

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FULL TIME! Manchester United 3-0 Leicester

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Job done for the Red Devils... now onto Barcelona!

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90+2 mins: De Gea, a spectator in the second period following his earlier heroics, spots Maddison’s next effort well and collects comfortably.

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90 mins: Four minutes added on as Maddison sees a volley blocked.

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89 mins: All a bit tippy-tappy from the hosts now, who can be afforded the luxury, as Fernandes tries to tee up Weghorst before a Foxes toe ends the opening.

Man United chance!

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87 mins: McTominay sparks an attack with a good run before Sancho takes up the mantle and plays in Weghorst... but Ward denies him his first Premier League goal for United!

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84 mins: Leicester showing a bit of late intent after their changes, a short corner routine not quite coming off before Dalot heads clear a threatening ball in.

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80 mins: Premier League debut for Mainoo, the 17-year-old coming on for Sabitzer.

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78 mins: Sancho looking good in his central attacking midfield role, which will please Ten Hag no end. The United boss isn’t really missing right now.

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74 mins: It’s all Man United as they search for a boost to their goal difference.

Remarkably, only six of their 22 shots today have actually hit the target!

Leicester bring on Praet and Vardy for Iheanacho and Tete. Rough reception for Vardy, followed around by taunts of “Rooney, Rooney!”.

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71 mins: Weghorst flashes a header wide from Fernandes’ free-kick. A good effort from quite far out.

Man United chance!

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70 mins: Tielemans slips and Weghorst picks out a fine pass for Sancho, whose denied by Faes’ fine slide tackle before sending a volley high into the Stretford End on the rebound.

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69 mins: Rashford’s day is complete as he is rested for the final 20 minutes, bringing Elanga into the fray.

Shaw is also taken off, for Wan-Bissaka.

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66 mins: Tete fires an effort across goal and wide. The Foxes’ superb play in the first half feels a long time ago.

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63 mins: This could be a big scoreline...

Shaw next to pop up, swivel onto his right foot and roll a gentle shot at Ward.

GGGOOOOAAALLLL!!!! Manchester United 3-0 Leicester

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61 mins: SANCHO!

Free-flowing stuff from Man United as Iheanacho is too soft and the hosts break. Sancho links up with Fernandes and side-foots the third goal home.

Game. Over!

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60 mins: Big cheer as Shaw bulldozes through Castagne and wins the ball, leaving both men on the turf.

Shaw looks a little sore but will play on for now.

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58 mins: This is now officially Rashford’s best goalscoring season of his career with 24 and plenty more to come!

McTominay replaces Fred as Leicester bring Tielemans and Soumare on for Mendy and Dewsbury-Hall.

GOAAAAALLLLLLL!!! Manchester United 2-0 Leicester

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56 mins: The flag is up as Rashford buries a one-on-one... VAR has a look.


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54 mins: Dalot leads a fine United counter and Fernandes looks for Rashford with a deep cross, but instead finds Fred and eventually Weghorst hooks an awkward attempt high over the bar.

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52 mins: Maddison fires into the wall with a free-kick before a second stab at it that doesn’t even reach the corner flag.

Not much happening for Leicester since the restart.

Man United chance!

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50 mins: They’re piling on the pressure now!

Rashford cuts in from the left and stings Ward’s boot with a low drive.

Man United chance!

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49 mins: OFF THE BAR!

Shaw swings in a fine free-kick and Martinez is unmarked as he connects... and cracks the woodwork with a header!

He should be hitting the target there.

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48 mins: Mendy booked for sliding in to protect the ball from Rashford, which he does while catching the forward.

A bit tough on him, really, and Maddison is quick on Stuart Attwell’s case to say as much.

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46 mins: Weghorst back up front with Sancho in behind the striker, moving Rashford out wide to the left. Interesting.

Kick-off! Manchester United 1-0 Leicester

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Erik ten Hag replaces Alejandro Garnacho with Jadon Sancho on the bench.

Will that mean someone finally tracks back to stop Timothy Castagne on the overlap?

Highlights: Sabitzer lucky to be on the pitch?

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Graeme Souness telling Sky Sports the Austrian should have been sent off for landing this challenge on Wout Faes.

The single-frame screenshot is a little misleading as he didn’t appear to connect deliberately, but it sure was a clumsy moment from the United midfielder.

Stats check

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No surprise to see Leicester leading 11 shots to eight with fine De Gea saves keeping out their two on target - and Rashford scoring United’s only on-target effort.

Nice and tight in possession, 55-45 to the hosts and both teams level on 82 per cent passing accuracy to underline their intent in moving the ball forward quickly.

Seven fouls and five corners overall, both of which narrowly in Leicester’s favour.

Highlights: Rashford goal puts United ahead

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Half-time! Manchester United 1-0 Leicester

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Faes booked for taking out Fernandes on the edge of the box and Shaw whips an effort over.

Rashford’s goal the difference at half-time!

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45+2 mins: Maddison picks out a decent long-range effort after another Fred giveaway in his own half.

Just about sums up Leicester’s endeavours, plenty of space and intent to attack the home team goal but nothing to show for it.

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45 mins: The board goes up for two minutes added on.

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43 mins: Groans as Weghorst fails to spot a clear run in behind from Garnacho. Not too much of a surprise that the big Dutchman is not the perfect No10, as it turns out.

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42 mins: All a bit muted around Old Trafford as the locals begin to make motions towards the concourses for a half-time pie.

Leicester come forward through Barnes and Maddison, but Dalot nicks back the ball.

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40 mins: Mendy in the right place at the right time to prevent Sabitzer’s cross reaching Rashford.

A second goal for United could kill the game, but Fred’s long-range shot pings off Rashford and leaves him flat out on the turf!

Rest easy, United fans, he’s okay while Leicester’s Faes is down after Sabitzer landed some studs on his knee.

Man United chance!

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Fernandes crosses for Dalot as he continues his run into the box and the goal is gaping for the defender... and he pokes it wide!

Dalot has never scored a league goal for United and we just found out why!

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35 mins: Vital sliding intervention by Faes prevents Rashford from collecting a pass to run through on goal.

A better spell from Leicester on the ball but Weghorst launches an accurate tackle on Iheanacho as he looks to shoot.

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32 mins: Fernandes clips in a free-kick which Iheanacho diverts straight to Garnacho... and he slashes a volley well over the bar on his weaker foot.

A tough period but things certainly looking up for Man United now.

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30 mins: Man United now take their time to sit on the ball and knock it around with Leicester not particularly fussed for pressing them.

Only a loose Fernandes pass allows Dewsbury-Hall to clear.

Leicester break and Dewsbury-Hall slots an effort wide of the far post!

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27 mins: Five games in a row now for Rashford! What a run he is on but that was poor defending from the Leicester centre-backs.

The Foxes back on the front foot as they look to grab a leveller.

GGGOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Manchester United 1-0 Leicester

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24 mins: RASHFORD!

Talk about against the run of play...

Poor defending from Faes and Souttar as they do different things, allowing Fernandes to dink Rashford in behind and he has the composure to bury his shot past Ward!

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21 mins: Man United resorting to Fernandes absolutely hoofing the ball upfield to relieve some pressure. Leicester have to make the most of this spell...

Leicester chance!

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20 mins: WHAT A SAVE!

Castagne again bombs down the wing and dinks a great cross for Iheanacho, who stoops to power a header and finds De Gea’s powerful palm scooping away his shot on the line!

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18 mins: Castagne is causing real problems for Leicester down United’s left as Garnacho is nowhere near tracking his runs.

That has then been dragging Martinez out of position with Iheanacho dropping, although the striker was not in position to turn home Tete’s latest cross - which flashed across goal and into touch.

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15 mins: Fred drops back smartly to clear Tete’s dangerous run and cross, Maddison left completely free at the far post.

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12 mins: Up the other end, Souttar stabs a foot out to block Shaw’s shot-cross from the edge of the box.

A promising start to this game for the neutral, at least...

Leicester chance!

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10 mins: More threat from the Foxes!

Faes nods a long ball back into United’s half and Iheanacho struggles to collect Maddison’s pass, shooting into Lindelof and the ball rolls just wide.

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9 mins: Free header from the corner! Souttar nods over...

Leicester chance!

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8 mins: Fred gives it away and Barnes plays a fine give-and-go with Iheanacho.

The winger bombs into the box and De Gea turns his one-on-one effort wide! Great stop.

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7 mins: Good first break from Leicester with Castagne played into space on the right.

United hook clear the cross and get bodies in the way as Iheanacho aims a shot towards the far post.

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4 mins: The hosts unhappy as Rashford wins an advantage which Fred’s slip fails to make the most of, with the free-kick not pulled back.

Dalot then gets a favourable call from a 50/50 and Rashford wins a corner with the first shot of the game.

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2 mins: Early pressure from the hosts as Leicester clear a corner but United look sharp, recycling the ball patiently to maintain their attack.

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1 min: Weghorst is once again playing off Rashford with Fernandes wide on the right in United’s 4-2-3-1.


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Stuart Attwell blows his whistle and Manchester United vs Leicester begins!

Here come the players!

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Kick-off almost upon us as an overcast Old Trafford rises to welcome the two teams to the pitch.

Erik ten Hag confirms Harry Maguire injury to MUTV

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“Injured. I don’t think [it’s serious] but we have to wait and see how it will develop.”

Countdown to kick-off

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Just ten minutes until we get underway at Old Trafford!

Brendan Rodgers praises James Maddison on his 150th Premier League appearance

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“He’s a brilliant player, one of the league’s real talents.

“It’s just been nice to get him back in his favoured central position. He’s been doing a great job wide on the right, coming in and making up that extra man.

“He’s one of the top, top players in this league - both in creating and scoring.”

All eyes on Marcus Rashford

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Ballon d’Or levels of form for Manchester United in recent months from the striker has been integral to their improved run.

In 15 games against Leicester, Rashford has six goals and been on the winning side nine times...

Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward looks ahead to the game

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“We’ve just got back to our intensity, what we’ve been known for the last few years and that’s made us successful.

“New faces help, it brings in a real freshness to training and the way that we play.

“As long as we keep our intensity high and pressure on the ball it should leave us in a good place.”

Countdown to kick-off

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Under half an hour until we get underway at Old Trafford and the warm-ups are in full flow.

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Crazy busy run for Man United

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No surprise to see so many changes from Manchester United today, their upcoming run of fixtures is incredibly daunting.

Barcelona are at Old Trafford on Thursday before the Carabao Cup final with Newcastle three days later.

It's then West Ham in the FA Cup fifth round the following midweek and Liverpool away in the Premier League.

Not exactly enviable!

Throwback: How Man United got the win at the King Power

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Erik ten Hag explains his selection to Sky Sports

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"Harry [Maguire] is injured, you have to keep everyone fresh and also look at the opponent tactically. What they can do and where you can beat them.

"[Casemiro] is not available so we don't pay attention to that, we know we can play a good game like against Leeds without him. So we have to do that.

"[Marcel] Sabitzer's second game was better than his first game, especially out of possession, and he has to get used to it. The Premier League is tougher, but we really improved in the second game."

Leicester unchanged

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Youri Tielemans, Wilfried Ndidi and Boubakary Soumare all fit for the bench but Brendan Rodgers keeps with the XI that thrashed Tottenham last week.

Jadon Sancho rested

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A bit of rotation from Erik ten Hag as Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane drop to the bench, allowing Alejandro Garnacho and Victor Lindelof an opportunity.

Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer return from their European bans, replacing Tyrell Malacia and Casemiro with the Brazilian midfielder banned domestically.

Today’s Leicester line-up

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Leicester XI: Ward; Castagne, Faes, Souttar, Kristiansen; Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall; Tete, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho.

Subs: Iversen, Pereira, Amartey, Ndidi, Soumare, Tielemans, Praet, Daka, Vardy.

How Man United line up

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Manchester United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw; Fred, Sabitzer; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.

Subs: Heaton, Malacia, Varane, Wan-Bissaka, Mainoo, McTominay, Pellistri, Elanga, Sancho.

Here comes the team news!

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Brendan Rodgers speaks out on Man United takeover

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With a bidders from the world over now making their desire to buy Manchester United official, Brendan Rodgers has warned fans over the impact of the Red Devils’ takeover.

“When you go back, it used to be the richest guy in the city who owned his local club and it was a great honour for him," he told reporters.

“Those times have changed. It’s becoming increasingly difficult. For the likes of ourselves, money can distort reality, and I think it’s important the governance of the game is looked after.

“With that, I mean keeping the playing field as equal as we possibly can - otherwise it will become a top four or then a top six or seven.”

Countdown to kick-off

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Team news coming up in the next 10 minutes or so!

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Erik ten Hag discusses Wout Weghorst role

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Wout Weghorst could once again feature in the surprise attacking midfield role he was deployed in away to Barcelona in midweek.

Playing off Marcus Rashford proved reasonably successful for Man United and Erik ten Hag has admitted he had not planned on such a tactical tune-up when he signed Weghorst.

“Actually, no,” he said. “The last years he was actually only playing as a striker, but I know from a very long history he can play there.

“He did before. In a certain role, I think he can act very well there and we have seen that.

“I think it was quite successful, not only for him but I think he enjoyed it there. He had an impact on the game, but for the team it was really important his role

Head-to-head record

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The Red Devils have won only one of their last six meetings with the Foxes.

Manchester United wins: 69

Draws: 31

Leicester wins: 36

Manchester United vs Leicester odds

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Man United: 4/7

Draw: 10/3

Leicester: 9/2

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.

Man United arrive early doors

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The Red Devils’ typical early arrival at Old Trafford this morning with plenty of time to prepare for the game.

Kick-off in just over 90 minutes.

Evening Standard score prediction

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On paper, this looks like an excellent game. Leicester have found their scoring boots of late but winning at Old Trafford has proven very difficult for visiting teams this season.

Man United to win 3-2.

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Predicted Leicester XI: Ward; Castagne, Faes, Souttar, Kristiansen; Mendy, Tielemans; Tete, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho.

Early Leicester team news

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Brendan Rodgers has confirmed James Maddison has shrugged off a slight injury worry.

Youri Tielemans (calf) and Boubakary Soumare (hamstring) are also in contention but James Justin, Ryan Bertrand and Jonny Evans are unavailable.

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Predicted Manchester United XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Fred, Sabitzer; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.

Early Man United team news

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Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer are both available for United again after missing the draw in Barcelona through one-match suspensions.

Casemiro, however, will serve the last of his three-match ban.

Ten Hag has hinted all of Antony, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial are making good progress on their returns from injury, although this game is expected to come too soon for them.

How to watch

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TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 1pm on Premier League.

Live stream: The Sky Go app will provide subscribers a live stream across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles, tablets and more.

Manchester United vs Leicester

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Hello and welcome!

This weekend has already seen shocks, stunners and comebacks in the Premier League and we have two more games for you today on Standard Sport.

Here, we kick off with Manchester United vs Leicester at Old Trafford, which starts at 2pm GMT.

The Red Devils could rotate their line-up ahead of facing Barcelona and Newcastle, while Leicester are embroiled in a relegation battle that has more twists and turns than Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Stay tuned for all the build-up, match action and reaction via our live blog!

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