Man Utd team news: Martial comes in as Mourinho shuffles his pack against Leicester

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The Red Devils have decided to tinker with their plans against the Foxes, with Marcus Rashford dropping out of the starting XI and onto the bench

Jose Mourinho has opted against naming an unchanged side for a third straight game, with Anthony Martial drafted into Manchester United’s starting XI for a home date with Leicester.

The Red Devils have opened the season with back-to-back 4-0 wins over West Ham United and Swansea City to establish early momentum.

Martial has made an impact in both of those games off the bench, netting late in each contest, and he has now been rewarded with the opportunity to impress from the off.

Martial 9/2 first goalscoer v Leicester

The French forward takes the place of Marcus Rashford, with the England international named among the substitutes.

Romelu Lukaku will once again lead the line against the Foxes, as he too seeks to extend his run of goals at the start of the campaign.

Manchester United celebrate Romelu Lukaku

The £75 million striker started with a brace against West Ham, before finding the target again away at Swansea.

While he is charged with providing inspiration in the final third, Mourinho’s defensive unit will be hoping to remain watertight.

Two clean sheets will have helped to raise morale, with United drawing plaudits at both ends of the field.

For the visitors to Old Trafford, former Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho will be looking to see game time at some point and make his mark upon his return to familiar surroundings.

Man Utd team: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Lukaku.

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Substitutes: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Herrera, Fellaini, Lingard, Rashford.

Leicester team: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Hamer, Chilwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani.

Substitutes: Hamer, Chilwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani.

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