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Manchester United to be without Fred and Cavani for Leicester

An international schedule conflict will leave United without two players against Leicester…

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The debate of club versus country rings true with the news that Manchester United are set to be without Fred and Edinson Cavani for the trip to Leicester due to their international matches.

Brazil are set to face Uruguay on Friday with a 1:30am kick-off (BST), with the short turnaround between that time and United’s Saturday fixture at 3pm meaning Fred and Cavani are unlikely to be ready to play.

BBC reporter Simon Stone suggests that United expects both players to feature in all three international games over the current break, meaning they will not be called upon without adequate preparation time for the trip to the King Power Stadium.

Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba are among the options to replace Fred in central midfield, with Scott McTominay also a frequent starter. Ronaldo is likely to start up front, so barring bad injury luck Cavani’s absence shouldn’t be too big of a problem.