Manchester United vs Leicester City LIVE STREAM
TEAM UPDATE • MANCHESTER UNITED – De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, Pereira, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Sanchez
LEICESTER CITY – Schmeichel, Amartey, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Adrien Silva, Ricardo Pereira, Maddison, Gray, Iheanacho
Manchester United will face off against Leicester City today as the Premier League 2018/19 season gets underway this evening at Old Trafford.
This is the second season in a row that Leicester City have played the opening day of the new Premier League campaign.
Last time round Leicester played Arsenal for the opening fixture of the 2017/18 season, and that turned out to be a thriller.
Arsenal ended up winning that match 4-3 – could we see similar fireworks as Manchester United and Leicester City face off today?
Manchester United’s big summer signing Fred – who was signed for a reported £52million fee – could start against Leicester City tonight.
But a number of other Red Devils players will miss out with Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic all injured.
It remains to be seen whether Manchester United stars who returned late from the World Cup will feature in Jose Mourinho’s squad.
One of those is Paul Pogba, who was in France’s World Cup winning team and was linked with a move away from United this summer transfer window.
Manchester United vs Leicester City live stream – How to watch Premier League opener online
While Leicester City’s Harry Maguire was linked with a move to Manchester United, with a reported £75million asking price placed on the defender.
Speaking after the move failed to materialise, Leicester City boss Claude Puel said: “[Harry is] a different character, of course, but it’s a different situation.
“Riyad was at the club for many years and he was 27, perhaps the last opportunity for him to play for Manchester City.
“For Harry it’s new. It’s a good possibility for him to confirm with us, with good ambition with his team-mates and to continue to perform.
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“He will continue to play with his national team and will stay at a high level.
“It was his first season with Leicester and it’s important, and he understands this, that he remains with the club for the owner for a new season and we will see after that.”
Manchester United have had an up-and-down pre-season, with a win against Real Madrid a high point and a heavy defeat to Liverpool a low.
After the match against the Reds, Mourinho said the game against his club’s bitter rivals “gave me nothing at all”.
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The Manchester United manager also said if he was a fan he would not have paid to watch the match.
But speaking ahead of the Premier League opener against Leicester Mourinho gave his squad a rallying call.
He said: “Now it’s serious stuff. It’s not anymore about friendlies, it’s not anymore about preparation, it’s about points.
“Any point can be crucial – you don’t know what is going to happen at the end of the season.
“You have to try your best to get points and even with the difficulties that we had with our pre-season, now I don’t think is the time to be speaking about that.
“It’s time just to say ‘tomorrow we have a Premier League match’ and we have to play to win it.”
So, if you want to watch the Premier League opener between Manchester United and Leicester City then here’s how to tune in online.
Manchester United vs Leicester City live stream – United had an up-and-down pre-season
How to Watch Manchester United vs Leicester City
Coverage of today’s Premier League game between Manchester United and Leicester City will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event (Sky channel 401, Sky HD 855, Virgin channel 511), Sky Sports Premier League (Sky channel 402, Sky HD 856, Virgin channel 512) and Sky One (Sky channel 106, Sky HD 806, Virgin channel 110).
The pre-match build-up starts at 7pm on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky One before kick-off at 8pm.
Sky One is free for Sky and Virgin Media customers, so even if you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription you can tune in tonight.
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All the action can also be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, if you’re an existing customer, which is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
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If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on this weekend’s other action, then you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, cost £7.99 a day, with a weekly pass priced at £12.99 and no locking into a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
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