Leicester City vs Manchester United Preview & Prediction: FA Cup Quarter-Finals 2020/21

The King Power Stadium will be lit up again as the Foxes, Leicester City, host Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, with Manchester United having an opportunity to make it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup for a record 31st time.

Leicester City vs Manchester United: Head to Head

Leicester City vs Manchester United H2H Record

The head-to-head battle between the two is barely a match, with United ahead with nine wins out of 14, losing only one, while the rest were drawn. In their last five meetings, Leicester City have lost all four, with the latest one being a draw at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City vs Manchester United: F.A Cup Form Guide

Man Utd FA Cup form

Manchester United were pretty impressive in their midweek triumph at the San Siro against AC Milan, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic's introduction was also not enough to outplay the Red Devils. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's bold move of taking Marcus Rashford off and bringing on Paul Pogba who was out of action since February proved to be spot on.

Milan 0-1 Man Utd
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The Frenchman had an instant impact on the game as he fired the ball in the net with a cheeky finish, just three minutes after his introduction. Despite the goal being the winner, it was the Manchester United backline who proved to be robust yet again.

Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and especially, Victor Lindelof were outstanding as they barely allowed Milan to put the ball back in the net. Milan did have their chances but Dean Henderson seemed to be at his best even though he did not a very engaging game.

However, he did save Zlatan's point-blank header to deny the game from going into the extra-time. United's FA Cup has been good too, knocking the likes of Liverpool and West Ham United back-to-back.

Leicester City FA Cup form

Their FA Cup opponents, Leicester City have managed to deal with the casualties well, as they thrashed the almost-relegated Sheffield United, courtesy of a hattrick of goals for Kelechi Iheanacho and a hattrick of assists for Jamie Vardy.

Leicester City's FA Cup journey has been decent too, with their latest win being a marginal win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

Leicester City vs Manchester United: Team News

The hosts will be without Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Cengiz Under, and James Justin. Ricardo Pereira is out too after he picked up a hamstring injury in the 5-0 win over the Blades.

Dennis Praet is likely to return. For United, Rashford is a doubt, Anthony Martial is a concern too, while there's no certainty over the Uruguayan, Edinson Cavani's return too.

Paul Pogba is expected to start after a promising performance, while Alex Telles, Donny Van de Beek, and Nemanja Matic are the others who would be eager to start. With Henderson starting a couple of games recently, he may be continued for the league games, with David De Gea making an appearance in the crucial quarter-final.

Leicester City predicted starting lineup: Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu; Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas; Perez; Iheanacho, Vardy 

Manchester United predicted starting lineup: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Van de Beek, Matic; James, Fernandes, Pogba; Greenwood 

Leicester City vs Manchester United: Prediction

Both the teams have injuries, both are coming in with recent victories in their bag but it's Manchester United who have been the team with more momentum recently. However, Brendan Rodgers could fire up his side, considering the record they have against the Red Devils. Let's see who comes on top.

Sportco predicts Manchester United to prevail against Leicester City and march to the semi-finals.

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