Leicester City overpower Manchester United to clinch FA Cup semi final spot

Brendan Rodgers’ side were too much for the 12-time winners as goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans sealed a brilliant place in the last four.

Leicester were sharp and snappy early on and it was that persistence which the opener.

Harry Maguire’s pass into Fred put Brazilian under pressure and Iheanacho pounced on his error to round Dean Henderson and tuck home.

But despite barely having a kick before the break, United forced their way level thanks to a touch of magic from Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman skinned Wesley Fofana out wide and his cross was dummied by Donny van de Beek for Mason Greenwood to lash home.

But despite that, the Foxes refused to panic after the restart as Belgian star Tielemans bulleted them back in front.

The Foxes midfield general burst past Fred and Nemanja Matic in midfield, and with the United defence backing off, he absolutely laced one past Henderson.

That reinjected the confident back into Rodgers’ charges as Jamie Vardy was inches away from making it 3-1.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a raft of late changes to try and force the issue but his all-star cavalry had no impact as man of the moment Iheanacho nodded home Marc Albrighton’s free kick to clinch it.

Full Time from the King Power Stadium it’s Leicester City 3 Manchester United 1

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Pogba ruled out for extended period with thigh injury

Manchester United have suffered an injury blow, with the news that Paul Pogba is set to miss at least three weeks with a thigh injury picked up against Everton.

The France midfielder was forced off with the issue after just 39 minutes against the Toffees, just days after being named United’s Player of the Month for January.

Speaking ahead of the FA Cup game against West Ham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the injury will be managed carefully, and mentioned no risks being taken over his recovery.

The World Cup winner has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, but excellent form recently has seen him become an integral part of Solskjaer’s plans as United try and keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Without Pogba, some more game time for Donny Van de Beek could be on the cards, with the Dutch midfielder struggling to break into the side since his summer move from Ajax. Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic are also all fit and available to step into Pogba’s midfield role.

Premier League: Manchester United vs Wolves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could climb to 2nd place with a win, only 2 points behind league-leaders Liverpool.

The Red Devils could be without star-man Marcus Rashford though after he aggravated a long-standing shoulder problem in their 2-2 draw against Leicester City.

United will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight matches whilst Wolves will be looking for only their second win in 6 matches.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side did show signs of promise, however, after a strong performance at the Molineux earned them a point against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, despite going a goal down in the opening minute.

Meetings between the two sides don’t generally produce many goals, with only 3 in the last 4 outings but Solskjaer’s side are in fine goal-scoring form, netting 13 in their last 4.

United are likely to rotate heavily for the game, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani could all see returns to the line-up after starting from the bench on Saturday.

The game is a 20:00 pm kick-off at Old Trafford on Tuesday 29th December.

Premier League: Manchester United vs Wolves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could climb to 2nd place with a win, only 2 points behind league-leaders Liverpool.

The Red Devils could be without star-man Marcus Rashford though after he aggravated a long-standing shoulder problem in their 2-2 draw against Leicester City.

United will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight matches whilst Wolves will be looking for only their second win in 6 matches.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side did show signs of promise, however, after a strong performance at the Molineux earned them a point against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, despite going a goal down in the opening minute.

Meetings between the two sides don’t generally produce many goals, with only 3 in the last 4 outings but Solskjaer’s side are in fine goal-scoring form, netting 13 in their last 4.

United are likely to rotate heavily for the game, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani could all see returns to the line-up after starting from the bench on Saturday.

The game is a 20:00 pm kick-off at Old Trafford on Tuesday 29th December.

Manchester United face Luton Town in EFL Cup action

United kicked off their Premier League campaign with defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend, and Solskjaer is expected to ring the changes against the Championship club.

Dean Henderson could be in line for his United debut at Kenilworth Road, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly and Brandon Williams coming into the defence.

Dutch international Donny van de Beek made his own off the bench against Palace, and the former Ajax man is expected to start this one, alongside the returning Odion Ighalo and Nemanja Matic.

And whilst this game looks like an easy task for United on paper, they will be looking to avoid a possible banana skin, after crashing out at this stage of the competition in 2018, losing a penalt shootout to Derby.