Manchester United have scored in each of their past 26 Premier League games against Leicester – only against Fulham (27 between 1964 and 2009) and Arsenal (30 between 1953 and 1968) have the Reds had longer scoring streaks in their league history.
Erik ten Hag has explained why Casemiro is on the bench for United’s match against Leicester on Thursday night.
Manchester United recorded back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since February at the weekend with a 1-0 win against Southampton. Although it was not a convincing performance from United, they delivered a spirited defensive display.
Erik Ten Hag named an unchanged starting XI to play Southampton after beating Liverpool at Old Trafford and the Dutchman has used that same approach again for the Reds’ match versus Leicester, once again naming an identical starting line up.
It’s a surprise to see United unchanged tonight but Ten Hag clearly thinks there’s merit in not changing a winning team. Casemiro must have been very close to a first start, but Arsenal is likely to be the tougher game this week so maybe there’s sense in saving him for that. United got the three points on Saturday, but the performance wasn’t entirely convincing. You feel like they will need to play better tonight.
The atmosphere from the home supporters is quite humdrum when this is usually a bullish stadium to visit. They were well on top of United last season when Maguire was startled. That has partly allowed United to ease their way into the game in these early phases and United’s following in the north-west corner is raucous; all singing and all standing.
— Chirag Godara (@iChiragg) September 2, 2022