The two-week international break may have refreshed things for other teams, but it was a familiar story for United, who came undone yet again.
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The Red Devils are currently fourth in the table, with 14 points to show from their opening seven matches of the season, while Leicester sit down in 13th, picking up just eight points from seven games this term.
The winger completed a move from German side Red Bull Leipzig on deadline day, signing a loan deal until season end.
Despite long-standing speculation regarding their desire to sign a new central midfielder in the summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to stick with his current crop of players for that position.
The midfielder picked up a hamstring injury last month during the Foxes’ 2-2 draw against Burnley.
Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016, left his role as Sampdoria manager at the end of last season.
The Eagles have taken six points from their opening six Premier League matches, while Leicester have accrued one point more from the same number of games.
The defensive midfielder has been left out of the Nigeria squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifying double header against the Central African Republic because of the injury, and Brendan Rodgers admitted it could see him miss out on the fixture at Selhurst Park.
The striker travelled to Warsaw with the Foxes but a problem with his travel documents meant he was not allowed into the country.
The striker put through his own net for the first time in his career but his brace ensured the Foxes grabbed a 2-2 draw.
Brendan Rodgers’s side eased to a 2-0 win at Millwall on Wednesday evening, while a Jay Rodriguez-inspired Burnley saw off Rochdale 4-1.
The Seagulls found themselves on the right side of VAR throughout the game as Leicester had two equalisers ruled out in the final stages, with Harvey Barnes judged to be offside and obstructing the goalkeeper on both occasions.
The Foxes are currently ninth in the table with six points to show from their four matches, while Brighton occupy sixth, having picked up nine points from their first four fixtures of the 2021-22 campaign.
Rodgers said Portuguese official Tiago Martins “wasn’t very good” in the Europa League clash that saw City give up a two-goal lead, with their defensive midfielder given his marching orders in injury time.
It was a very animated contest that offered a lot of drama and goals in the match on Thursday in London.
While Ndidi and Osimhen are sure bets for the starting starting line up, their compatriot, Iheanacho may start the tie from the bench.
The Citizens have collected six points from their first three matches to sit seventh in the table, while Leicester have also picked up six points to occupy ninth after three rounds of fixtures in England’s top flight.
The 23-year-old winger, on a season-long loan from German side RB Leipzig with a view to a permanent switch, has yet to really settle during his fledgling career.
‘Senior Man Kelz’, as he is fondly called by his admirers, opened his World Cup qualifier goal account by beating Liberia goalie Kpah Sherman in the 22nd minute of the encounter.
Lookman spent the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Fulham, he scored four goals in 34 appearances.