It’s safe to say Crisitano Ronaldo has made an impact on his return to Old Trafford, already netting five goals for the club this season in all competitions and winning the player of the month award.
However, just because he’s finding the net with regularity doesn’t mean that results have been going the way of the Red Devils, as they’re just W3-D1-L3 since his arrival, with two of those victories coming via late drama against West Ham and Villarreal and they can’t rely on the likes of Ronaldo to bail them out all the time.
Leicester haven’t made the start to the season that they would have hoped for and Brenden Rogers’ side missed out on Champions League football yet again last season, despite seemingly having top four firmly in the grasp until the final day.
Ignoring their league cup outing against Championship side Millwall, The Foxes have gone just W2-D3-L4 across the Premier League and Europa League so far this season and are need of a big result to kick-start their campaign, with this providing the perfect opportunity to do so.
Leicester have the chance to end Man United’s record breaking away league unbeaten run, which currently sits at 29 games going back to a defeat at Anfield in January of last year.
That’s not to say the Red Devils are emphatic victors on the road though, with half of their last 12 such outings ending all square and both wins this season coming via late strikes from Mason Greenwood and Jesse Lingard.
Jamie Vardy To Score Anytime
Leicester are a relatively balanced W4-D3-L5 up against sides in the top six at the time of playing under Brendan Rogers, with this outing last term ending in a 2-2 draw.
United drew three of their last four away games with top-six finishers last season and while 75% of such games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have seen a maximum of two strikes, that seems unlikely in this fixture given the goalscoring prowess of both attacks.
Jamie Vardy will be key to the hosts’ chances here, and you’d be a brave man not to back the Englishman to find the net here.
He already has six goals to his name this term despite his sides’ fortunes, and it’s no secret that he loves to get one over on the ‘big-six’, with no player currently in the league having netted more against such sides than Vardy’s 40.
Five of those have come against Man United themselves, including his record-breaking 11th goal in successive games en route to lifting the title and with both Harry Maguire and Rafael Varane absent here, we’d expect Vardy to take the opportunity by the scruff of the neck.
JAMIE VARDY TO SCORE ANYTIME