Manchester United vs Leicester City: Potential XI with Pogba, Mkhitaryan and Pogba
Aug 25 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Islam Slimani and Demarai Gray particularly impressed, giving the manager a genuine selection headache ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. "It's good that [Paul] Pogba is scoring and, while the season is very early, hopefully the team will continue as they have started". That's right, I'm talking about the League Cup, now known as the um.hold on.I had it right here. Having been out for several months, the versatile winger played 59 minutes in the Under-23 side's match at Swansea City on Monday evening. Aside from that 4-1 win at home, they also defeated them 2-1 in the 2016 Community Shield, and 3-0 at King Power Stadium.
Lakaku found the net thrice in 2 matches, as United secured 6 points out of 6. A bargain by today's ludicrous standards.
It's hard to see a goalkeeper perform better than Jack Butland did over the weekend for his Stoke side. But this time, on the contrary, there is a sense of calm about him that may not be entirely attributed to the performances that his Manchester United have shown in these last two weeks - nor could it be the fact that they are top of the league at the moment.
After speculation and rumour suggesting that the young winger is expecting more playing opportunities either at Leicester or elsewhere, he grabbed his chance here with both hands. Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid do not adapt their game for the opponent; the confidence and quality is such that they play their way no matter what. We take a look at some of the transfer business that may still be done before the end of the transfer window.
On the flip side, over to Leicester City, Danny Drinkwater is now back in training and Kelechi Iheanacho is in contention for this one.
While his shooting accuracy could arguably require a little refinement, Mkhitaryan has started this season with a bang.
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He has been in and out of the team after the departure of Ferguson, but it has been an underwhelming career.
Compare this to Chelsea's 2015 campaign, where they experienced a truly abysmal pre-season which ultimately set the tone for the remainder of Mourinho's tenure at Stamford Bridge.
Swedish defender Victor Lindelof was supposed to be that man but he has made a slow start to life at Old Trafford and Mourinho is now preferring Phil Jones.
Phil Jones has been a rock at the back for United since his return from injury and on current form, it will be a tough task for new signing Victor Lindelöf to displace Jones in the Red Devils back-line. And while the visitors may not be able to cope with Man Utd's outstanding attacking potential, we fully expect the likes of Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy and Albrighton to cause the opposition defenders plenty of problems.
A left-sided midfielder who is dependable, could bomb up and down the flank mirroring the other side - and most importantly, provide in-form Romelu Lukaku with the best service - in the air, where he can be as lethal as any in the country. With two clean sheets in as many games, it is the attack that has stolen the headlines. Every team is strong, like when Leicester won it two years ago and nobody expected it, so you don't know what's going to happen.
"I was very happy to get an hour tonight - it was very important for me and for Ashley to get the minutes after the rehab we've had".
Speaking after the win vs. Manchester City in Houston during United's preseason tour of the U.S., Mkhitaryan appeared to be in a better frame of mind than last season, when Mourinho rightly judged him not to be ready to play Premier League football.