Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that both Jamie Vardy and Wilfried Ndidi will not be available to face Manchester United tomorrow evening.
Both players are sidelined with knee injuries and, with two of the Foxes’ key players out of contention, fans on Twitter have been reflecting on United’s chances of getting the three points:
That’s big, should really be winning this now tbh, 2 of their best players out and they’re not in great form anyways. Still got Maddison tho, who’s on good form. Need to win on Saturday, don’t think we’re getting top 4, , if we pick up points and arsenal drop some, doubt it tho.
— Cory Dickerson (@CoryDickerson16) March 31, 2022
Even without the first team player we manage to struggle against leceister
— Adebayo Ajakaye (@adebayo_ajakaye) March 31, 2022
We are smashing them
— Judas Iscariot (@ejiroEfe11) March 31, 2022
They’ll still beat us
— Hey, it’s Modrić🌍🇳🇬 (@Nuel_Modric) March 31, 2022
Good news for Man utd
— Steve K. Nassary (@NassarySteve) March 31, 2022
— c (@itssscobby) March 31, 2022
Yet we’ll still struggle
— BLACK RAMPANT 🦁 (@_augustlion7) March 31, 2022
— RP 🐐 (@RonaIdoProp) March 31, 2022
Expecting a dull 1-1 draw then 😑
— Martinez #15 (@MartinezCleoKay) March 31, 2022
Ralf Rangnick’s side will certainly be facing a weakened opposition so they should be heavy favourites to secure the win, especially as they are at home.
However, as we have seen with the loss to Atletico Madrid and the 0-0 draw against Watford in recent weeks, the Red Devils haven’t exactly been firing on all cylinders on their own patch.
Vardy’s absence should increase United’s chances of keeping a clean sheet but there are still some serious concerns about the team’s ability to score on a regular basis. Don’t bet against this being another tight encounter.