Early Boxing Day blockbuster live on talkSPORT December 24, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

Boxing Day’s Premier League action kicks off at the King Power as high-fliers Leicester and Manchester United face off.

There’s plenty of top-flight football to come over the coming days and talkSPORT will bring you a host of exclusive coverage.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Brendan Rodgers meet on Boxing Day

We’ll start things off in the East Midlands and Leicester v United promises to be a thriller.

Both in-form sides won last time out and go into this one separated by just a point in second and third respectively.

Leicester won away to Tottenham last Sunday while United smashed Leeds.

The Reds Devils have beaten the Foxes in eight of their last nine meetings but can Brendan Rodgers’s side turn that around?

Leicester v Manchester United: How to listen

This match will get under way at 12:30pm on Boxing Day.

Full coverage from the King Power will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 11am.

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Leicester v Manchester United: Team news

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Leicester v Manchester United: What has been said?

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “I think Ole’s doing a fantastic job.

“They’ll be disappointed to go out of the Champions League because it’s a competition they have history in.

“Ole has reshaped the club in terms of the values, and he’s looking to develop young players. I think he’s done a very good job. They’ve got big quality.

“Every team will be in a position where you go on a good run and then have a bump in the road.

“Everyone is looking to win every game, but you can’t. We’re human, we’re going to drop points.

“We were disappointed after Everton but you have to move on quickly. You can’t get too disappointed.”

Jamie Vardy celebrates Leicester's second goal

Leicester star Jamie Vardy has been in fine form again this season

Leicester v Manchester United: Match stats and facts

  • Leicester City have lost more Premier League games (19) and conceded more Premier League goals (60) against Manchester United than they have versus any other side in the competition.
  • Manchester United have lost just one of their last 22 Premier League meetings with Leicester (W17 D4) and are unbeaten in their last 11 since a 3-5 away loss in September 2014 (W8 D3).
  • Manchester United have scored in each of their last 22 Premier League meetings with Leicester – against no side have they had a longer scoring streak in the competition (also 22 vs Aston Villa between 1997-2008).
  • Since returning to the Premier League in 2014, Leicester have lost five of their six games played on Boxing Day in the competition, winning the other 2-1 against Manchester City in 2018.
  • Manchester United have the most wins (21) and highest win rate (81%) of any Premier League side in Boxing Day games. They’ve lost just two games on 26th December in the competition, against Middlesbrough in 2002 (1-3) and Stoke in 2015 (0-2).
  • Manchester United have won each of their last 10 Premier League away games. In top-flight history, only two sides have ever won 11 in a row on the road – Chelsea between April-December 2008 and Manchester City between May-December 2017.
  • Four of Leicester’s five Premier League defeats this season have come in home games. Indeed, the Foxes have already lost as many home league games this season as they had in the whole of 2019-20 (4).
  • Since their 0-1 home defeat against Arsenal in November, Manchester United are unbeaten in seven Premier League games (W6 D1), with only Liverpool (10) on a longer current run without defeat in the competition.
  • Since Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge of Leicester, Jamie Vardy has scored more Premier League goals than any other player (43). Only Luis Suarez (54) scored more Premier League goals under the Northern Irishman than Vardy has managed so far.
  • Since his Premier League debut in February, Man Utd’s Bruno Fernandes has been involved in more goals than any other player in the competition (29 – 17 goals, 12 assists). The Portuguese has been involved in 50% of the Red Devils’ league goals in that time (29/58).

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