Groan. Does the international break really have to be over already? An injury-hit Manchester United play host to an on-form Leicester City as the Premier League returns on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjær will have to do without a string of regulars, including Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot and Jesse Lingard could also all miss out.
Leicester, now managed by erstwhile Liverpool egotist Brendan Rodgers, have made a fine start to the new season, and sit third in the table. United will be bidding to become the first team to beat them since May. If there is any reason to be cheerful, it’s that United have won six of their last seven against the Foxes, who last won away at Old Trafford when Daniel James was but three months old.
Still, if the last few seasons have taught is anything, it’s that records are there to be broken ...
Premier League schedule
It’s a traditional three o’clock kickoff in the UK, which translates to a pleasant 10:00 on the east coast of the U.S. and a less pleasant 07:00 on the west.
Premier League channel
Nothing in the UK. NBC Sports Gold for those in the States. Everyone else head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
Again, nothing for those in the UK, but NBC Sports Live will do the job for those in the States. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Ashley Young; Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay; Daniel James, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford; Mason Greenwood.
Update: Not bad, JS. Matić starts instead of Greenwood though.
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