Man United leads 1-0 against Leicester City

  • Man Utd 1-0 Leicester (live)
  • Pogba nets early pen (3)
  • First game of new PL season
  • Pogba & Fred start, Lukaku on bench
  • Magdy sub

After three long months, the English Premier League (EPL) starts today.

To get things under way for the 2018/19 the opening day match will be at Old Trafford.

Manchester United will take on Leicester in the first game of the new campaign and the kick off time is 8pm.

At Old Trafford, Leicester City have lost on seven of their last eight visits in the league, scoring a total of just three goals in that period.

LEICESTER TEAM NEWS

Team to play Man Utd: Schmeichel, Amartey, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Silva, R Pereira, Maddison, Gray, Iheanacho.

Subs: Ward, Evans, Vardy, Albrighton, Iborra, Fuchs, Ghezzal.

MAN UTD TEAM NEWS

Team to play Leicester: De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, A Pereira, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Sanchez.

Subs: Grant, Lukaku, Martial, Smalling, Young, Fellaini, McTominay.

Jose Mourinho says his Manchester Unitedsquad “is the same” as last season following a frustrating transfer window for the club.

“It is the same, the same squad as last season,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “We changed the goalkeepers with Lee [Grant] because Joel [Pereira] Is such a good young goalkeeper that he needs to play.

“We changed Daley Blind for a 19-year-old kid [Diego Dalot] that we believe has the potential to play right-back or left-back and we changed Michael Carrick for Fred so our squad is the same.

“He [Fred] is a midfield player, he’s not a striker, not a central defender, he’s a midfield player that technically is very good. In that sense, typically, the Brazilian player has a very rich luggage in technical terms and also in some static beauty movements of football. He’s a player to really enjoy, if he adapts as soon as possible.”

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