Premier League opener MU Leicester

MU – Leicester City, Premier League, Round 1, Aug 10. Preview, odds

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Man Utd face Leicester City in Friday’s Premier League opening game as teams kick off the 2018-19 season at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho disappointed fans of his team due to not active club’s transfer policy after the World Cup, while the Red Devils looked unconvincing in the pre-season training.

Jose Mourinho summer MU
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Nevertheless, MU are betting on a good start to the championship, as they are striving for a better result than the second place they took last season.

The upcoming match will have an additional interest as a result of the Red Devils resonant pursuit of Foxes defender Harry Maguire. MU are still desperately intending to sign him before Thursday’s transfer deadline, but Lester are keeping their star at pains.

Harry Maguire transfer
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Jose Mourinho probably could reckon on many of his first-team players, who did not participate in the recent club’s tour of the US. At the same time, the upcoming game may come too early for those who took part in the final weekend of the World Cup in Russia.

This could mean that MU will have to play without such key players as Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.

MU leicester clash

The Special One has been tasked with returning the glory days to the red half of Manchester, but Claude Puel’s Leicester, who have managed to win the title since the last success of United in 2013, will obviously try to spoil the start of the season for Mourinho.

The latest odds from top bookmakers: 

Manchester Utd
1.48
X
4.10
Leicester City
7.75

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