Continuing to struggle prior to the international break and the mood around Old Trafford getting worse by the week, Manchester United are a side in desperate need of a response when Leicester come to town on Saturday afternoon.
Having to settle for a point against Southampton on the South Coast last time out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have managed to record just a single victory since opening the 2019/2020 campaign, including a 2-1 defeat at home against Crystal Palace last month.
On the flip side, while the Red Devils might be in the midst of an extended struggle, Saturday’s guests have laid down an early marker in England’s top-tier.
Landing a 3-1 win over Bournemouth prior to the international break, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side have now secured back-to-back victories and are one of just three sides yet to taste defeat so far.
You will be interested to know that the Foxes can be found at 10/3 with SkyBet to extend their winning run this weekend.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get the chop?
After missing out on securing a top-four finish last season and coming under heavy scrutiny at the back end of the 2018/2019 campaign, Manchester United find themselves still in the midst of a major struggle.
Unable to win any of their last three Premier League appearances and dropping points against Southampton, Crystal Palace, and Wolves, Head Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his men remarkably win just one of their last nine matches against top-flight opposition.
Now pencilled in as high as 13/8 with Ladbrokes to secure Champions League football come May, it appears that the pressure is really starting to mount on the Norwegian icon.
Solskjaer is currently priced at 4/1 with Betfair to be the next manager to get the sack.
Elsewhere, if the Red Devils are to refined some much-needed momentum this weekend, then fans around Old Trafford will be looking for summer signing Daniel James to extend on what has been a very eye-catching start to Premier League life.
Once again finding the net against Bulgaria while on international duty with Wales in midweek, the pacey winger now has three in his last three Premier League outings and can be found at 13/5 with Ladbrokes to extend that run this weekend.
Leicester the European contenders
Putting three past Bournemouth prior to the break, Head Coach Brendan Rodgers will be calling on his men to start off where they finished August.
With only Manchester City and Liverpool the other sides to boast an unbeaten start to the new campaign, the former Celtic boss sees his side sat third in the table and are dreaming of securing a European return come May.
You will be interested to know that the high-flying Foxes can be found at 2/1 with Ladbrokes to land a top-six finish.
Unsurprisingly, one man to keep an eye out for this weekend will be the red-hot Jamie Vardy.
Receiving a string of praise from his new boss, the now-former England striker bagged a brace against the Cherries prior to the international break and has recorded three in his last three.
Also gaining a fearsome reputation for his record against top-six opposition, Leicester’s leading man can be found at 21/10 with SkyBet to make it four in four on Saturday.