The big story before the match, however, was who isn’t present. Both Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw were left completely out of the Manchester United squad, with reports coming in that at least Rooney is not injured, leading to speculation as to why the United record goalscorer was left off by manager Jose Mourinho and didn’t even make the trip to Leicester. Some reports claim that Rooney has fallen ill and was not able to make the match.
The Foxes remain thin at striker, with Jamie Vardy starting up front but Islam Slimani sidelined with a groin injury and the unsettled Leonardo Ulloa also out with a thigh problem. That leaves just Demarai Grey as the only attacking player available to Claudio Ranieri on the bench.
Leicester City has beaten Manchester United just once in 17 matches across all competitions, with that win coming in September of 2014. The Foxes have conceded 34 goals to the Red Devils across those games.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Musa, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy.
Subs: Zieler, Chilwell, King, Albrighton, Kapustka, Grey, Benalouane.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic, Rashford.
Subs: Romero, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Young, Martial.