How the teams will line up for their huge Champions League qualifier decision maker


It’s the biggest game of the final day of the 2019/20 season – and Leicester City v Manchester United is live and exclusive on talkSPORT.

Anyone who wins at King Power Stadium does not qualify for the Champions League and if a draw is also enough for the Red Devils, the Foxes will be left sweating.

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Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he can’t afford to lose in the top four

Chelsea also vie with the two teams for a place in the top four and if they lose, the draw will send Brendan Rodgers’ men into the elite European competition.

It’s going to be a quagmire between the two sides when there is so much going on.

Rodgers insists he remains relaxed, saying all the pressure is on his counterpart Solskjaer as Champions League qualification is a necessity for a team like United, while for Leicester it is a glorious achievement .

The Foxes boss said: “I think there is a difference where we want to be in the Champions League. We would love to be able to do that, but when you’re a club like Manchester United, or one of those great clubs, there’s a need to be in the Champions League for a lot of reasons.

“It’s pretty clear. For us, we would like to be there. We will give all we can. If we fail, we still had a very good season in the first season we had together.

“When you hit that level of spending and everything in between, you have to be there, which brings about a different level of expectation.”

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The comments could be a red rag for a bull with the Red Devils looking frantic on points since the restart, although their last two games have left feeling flat around the club.

An FA Cup semi-final loss and a draw against West Ham is not ideal preparation for a clash of this magnitude.

But Leicester were hardly much better and were beaten solidly by Tottenham last weekend. Their defense was shredded at every counter with Jonny Evan, Ryan Bennett and Wes Morgan reeling from the final whistle, even though their team had dominated possession.

It could be two punch drunk sides rocking wildly for the knockout and that will hopefully give us all the excitement from start to finish.

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Leicester team news

Rodgers doesn’t have any new injury concerns ahead of the game, but stars James Maddison (hip) and Ben Chilwell (foot) are still on the sidelines, while Caglar Soyuncu is still suspended.
Christian Fuchs has been out for about three months with a hip problem, with teenager Luke Thomas set to continue on the left.

Rodgers may decide to move up to a 4-4-2 diamond which worked well towards the end of their game with Tottenham.

That means risking Morgan or Bennett as one of the two center-backs, but could help them smother the United midfielder and provide a double threat at the top.

What Leicester should look like …

What will foxes look like?

What will foxes look like?

Manchester United team news

The only stars definitely out for the Red Devils are defenders Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe.

Solskjaer will be wary of risking both Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly knowing a place in the top is at stake.

Given his impressive form, it’s likely Shaw will get the nod if he can prove his fitness, but Victor Lindelof is expected to continue alongside Harry Maguire in the center of defense.

If Shaw is not deemed fit enough, Brandon Williams will replace, while Timothy Fosu-Mensah is also available.

What Manchester United should look like …

Is this the team Solskjaer will play?

Is this the team Solskjaer will play?

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