Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate for a positive start after the international break, but his side face a difficult challenge against Leicester City.
The Red Devils are without a win in their last three Premier League games, and so the smart money would be on another slip-up with the help of a bet365 bonus code for 2019.
Combine that with Leicester’s impressive start to the new campaign, and Brendan Rodgers will be confident that his side can come away with something to show for their efforts at Old Trafford.
It doesn’t get any easier for Solskjaer either, as The Express report that up to five Man Utd players could miss the clash, with doubts over Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.
That is far from ideal for the United boss, as coupled with the return of the Europa League next week, he’ll be desperate to be as close to full strength as possible as the schedule begins to become busier.
Leicester sit in third place in the standings after four games, three points ahead of the Red Devils as Rodgers and his men are still unbeaten and playing good football.
With that in mind, it’s going to be a real test for United, and they certainly will want a positive start otherwise there could be a few more nervous faces at Old Trafford and the atmosphere could turn a little frosty if they aren’t able to control the game and secure all three points.
That’s largely down to the fact that after their big win over Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season, they’ve picked up just two points in three games against Wolves, Crystal Palace and Southampton.
For a side chasing a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, that is nowhere near good enough and Solskjaer and the squad will be fully aware of that regardless of whether or not the fans remind them.
As noted by the club’s official site, they’ve provided an update on Thursday over the condition of the five players in question, with a more positive outlook on both Shaw and Martial who could be in contention to return to the squad and hand Solskjaer a boost.
However, doubts remain over Pogba, Wan-Bissaka and Lingard, and so the United boss will be hoping for positive news in the next 48 hours to see if he can edge closer to having a full strength squad at his disposal.