Manchester United predicted XI vs Leicester City

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Louis van Gaal will be looking to lead Manchester United to back-to-back Premier League victories this weekend as the Red Devils travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City. 

United produced their finest performance of the season last time out as they demolished QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford to give Van Gaal his first competitive victory as manager.

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After a disappointing start to the campaign, United fans will certainly be in optimistic spirits after their impressive display last weekend, which saw the likes of Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao make their debuts for the club. 

As well as the three debutants, Angel di Maria impressed on home soil for the first time, and Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata looked in fine form in the forward line. Van Gaal will also be pleased with his side's second consecutive clean sheet against the Hoops. 

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And, after such a convincing performance last weekend, it's unlikely that Van Gaal will make many changes for Sunday's fixture. Despite Van Gaal's loyalty to the 3-5-2 system in the opening few games of the season, the experienced coach may well play with a midfield diamond in a 4-1-2-1-2 formation.  

In-fact, despite Luke Shaw's return to fitness, United's Dutch coach may go with the same back-four that kept the Hoops out, with Tyler Blackett starting at centre-back once again. Shaw, who arrived this past summer from Southampton, has endured a tricky opening spell to his Old Trafford career because of injury, but will be hoping to secure a first-team place in the near future. 

Versatile Dutchman Blind should start in front of the back-four, with Di Maria and Ander Herrera starring in the middle of the park. There may well be one change in the United team, however, with Falcao potentially replacing Robin van Persie in attack. 

The experienced striker has struggled to find his best form in the early stages of the season, so may well be replaced by United's Colombian hitman who could partner club-captain Wayne Rooney in attack. 

Juan Mata should be handed a starting berth in his favoured No.10 role as he looks to continue his hot scoring streak. Adnan Januzaj may well have to settle for a place on the bench despite hitting a fine hat-trick for the U21 side this past week. It's likely, though, that he will play some part at the King Power Stadium, as United look to climb the table. 

Manchester United potential XI

De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Blackett, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Di Maria, Mata, Falcao, Rooney


Leicester City 0-2 Manchester United 


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