Martin Keown states his prediction for Leicester v Man United
Martin Keown looks ahead to Manchester United's trip to Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday evening
Martin Keown is expecting Manchester United’s clash with Leicester City on Saturday evening to be a thrilling top-of-the-table showdown.
The Red Devils take on high-flying Leicester knowing that a victory would move them top of the Premier League table after 14 games of the new season.
Leicester have been in unstoppable form this season and currently lead the way at the top of the table heading into Saturday’s clash at the King Power Stadium.
United warmed up for the game with a goalless draw against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday night, while Leicester have had a free week to prepare for this weekend’s game.
Leicester secured a famous 5-3 win over United in this fixture last season, and Keown is expecting a typically entertaining affair on Saturday evening.
Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: ‘Who’d have thought these two teams would be fighting at the top of the table at this stage of the season? Leicester’s is an incredible story.
“I was at this fixture last year when Leicester won 5-3 and I was struck by the atmosphere at the King Power Stadium. It was absolutely rocking and I fully expect the same again on Saturday night.
“As for the game, it’s going to be tight. Leicester have scored in every game this season but United have the best defensive record in the league. One of those records could go.
“Leicester have a team of roadrunners and in their early games in particular they hardly had any possession but kept winning matches. So if United want to play keep-ball, Leicester will be well-used to it.
“United have also had a Champions League game to contend with this week whereas Leicester will be nice and fresh. And of course Jamie Vardy will be desperate to set his own scoring record. It should be a tasty encounter.”
United are currently second in the table and a points behind the leaders Leicester.