Sports News of Fri, 10 Aug 20181
LIVE UPDATES: Manchester United vs Leicester City
Hello good evening and welcome to the start of another English football season and If you are a big fan of football, then this must be bliss for you.
Manchester United kick off the 2018-19 Premier League season as Leicester City travel to Old Trafford tonight.
Jose Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure in pre-season as United's transfer business stalled following the World Cup, and the Red Devils were unimpressive on tour (a 2-1 win over Real Madrid aside).
The Portuguese coach has been tasked with bringing back the glory days to the red half of Manchester, but Claude Puel's Leicester - who have won the title since United's last success in 2013 - will want to ensure Mourinho's season begins with a whimper at Old Trafford.
United's squad is stretched through injuries and fitness issues with returning World Cup stars.
Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot are out through injury tonight, as are Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic.
Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini will be assessed after returning late following their World Cup exertions, while Anthony Martial's availability is unclear after missing the final pre-season friendly at Bayern Munich. New boys Lee Grant and Fred are available.
United need a good result to lift up the mood in camp but Jose knows that Leicester won’t be pushovers.
Game kicks off at 7pm GMT. Stay with us for all the Live Updates.
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