Manchester United’s pre-season campaign has hardly been an impressive one and this has incurred the wrath of Jose Mourinho, few senior players being spared as the United boss has made his feelings clear on a wide range of issues. A contingent of United players were involved in the latter stages of the 2018 World Cup last month and it is unlikely that all of these will be involved for the Premier League curtain-raiser this evening, therefore Mourinho will look to a side which were involved in the pre-season campaign with the addition of Phil Jones and Marcus Rashford. The question is, can the Red Devils get their campaign off to a winning start and put behind them some disappointing pre-season performances? We’re far from confident although you can enjoy some great free bets from the leading bookmakers on Manchester United v Leicester City.
As for Leicester City, they have enjoyed a decent pre-season campaign with just a single defeat in their five warm-up outings. Some useful additions to the squad have arrived at the King Power Stadium over the past few weeks including the likes of James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira and Jonny Evans although they have lost the services of Riyad Mahrez who has moved to Manchester City. This match will smack of déjà vu for the Foxes given that they opened the 2017/18 Premier League on a Friday evening with a dramatic 4-3 defeat to Arsenal, however given United’s poor performances in their warm-up matches, we’re envisaging the spoils being shared at Old Trafford tonight and this is exactly what we’ll be backing, William Hill Bookies going 3/1 on a draw.