Leicester City to be without six Key players in Clash with United


Leicester city boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Marc Albrighton will be the only injury returnee for the foxes ahead of Sunday’s Premier League fixture against Manchester United.

Manchester United travel to the King Power Stadium with both sides aiming to book their place in next season’s Champions League competition.  

Manchester United will guarantee their spot in the top four if they avoid defeat against the Foxes.

Leicester’s has been in poor form in recent months and their current situation hasn’t been helped by their recent injury crisis.

James Maddison (hip), Ben Chilwell (ankle), Christian Fuchs (hip), Daniel Amartey (foot) and Ricardo Pereira (knee) will all be unavailable while Caglar Soyuncu misses will be serving his last match due to suspension.

City boss has confirmed that Marc Albrighton is the only player who could return if he passes a late fitness test.

“We’ve had a really good week,” Rodgers said during his pre-match press conference. “The guys rested for a few days, which I think we needed.

“We’ve had a good week’s training. Our first free week. We arrive fresh into the game. It’s be virtually the same squad. We’ll be ready.

“Albrighton is back. He’ll have a late fitness test, but he should be back.”

Rodgers believes there is more pressure on United to secure their place in Europe’s top club competition.

He added: “There is a difference where we want to be in the Champions League, but when you’re a club like Manchester United, there’s a need to be in the Champions League. “We want to be in it, but if we fall short, it’s still been a really good season.”



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