Manchester United will open their 2018-2019 season of the Premier League against Leicester City at Old Trafford on Friday, August 10, 2018.
New signing Fred will be expected to make his debut in the Premier League after joining the squad in preseason following Brazil’s elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the Quarter finals by Belgium.
English international Harry Maguire who was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer but the deal failed to materialize might feature for the foxes at Old Trafford after travelling with the team.
After having a poor Preseason, Jose Mourinho has thrown a strong warning to Claude De Puel, the manager of Leicester City and other Managers in the Premier League; saying it is time for serious business and not friendly games anymore.
“Now it’s serious stuff. It’s not anymore about friendlies, it’s not anymore about preparation, and it’s about points.
“Any point can be crucial – you don’t know what is going to happen at the end of the season. You have to try your best to get points and even with the difficulties that we had with our pre-season, now I don’t think is the time to be speaking about that.
“It’s time just to say ‘tomorrow we have a Premier League match’ and we have to play to win it” Mourinho said during his press conference.
- Leicester have won only three of their 44 top-flight away matches against Manchester United. Their only Premier League victory at Old Trafford came in February 1998 when Tony Cottee scored the solitary goal.
- Manchester United have won 13 and drawn four of the subsequent 18 league meetings, with Leicester 5-3 victors at home in 2014.
- Manchester United won all 21 Premier League matches in which they scored first last season.
- The Foxes have won their opening Premier League fixture in only one of the past nine attempts – beating Sunderland 4-2 in 2015.
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By Francis Hema| SpiceSports|