It must feel like Christmas for Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and not just because his side are second in the table and safely through to the Europa League final.
It’s more the fact that their game against Leicester on Tuesday will be the second of three matches in just five days.
And Solskjaer showed that he is really growing into this managerial lark, spending most of last week bitterly complaining about it!
It may be a good time to face Leicester though, as Brendan Rodgers’ men are threatening to finish the season with a whimper rather than a bang.
|Fixture||Man United v Leicester|
|Date||Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 18:00|
|Where||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|How to Watch||Live on BT Sport|
Our Top Odds Pick – Kelechi Iheanacho To Score – 7/4 at Unibet
It’s now 13 goals in 11 games for the new darling of Fantasy Football, Kelechi Iheanacho.
And with Harry Maguire missing this game with an ankle injury, the task of adding to that total has become a lot easier.
And while a Premier League record 10th win from behind was impressive, United’s victory over Aston Villa last time out highlighted the issues they are having at the back.
The Red Devils have recorded just one shutout in their last five games, and may find it tough to keep out a Leicester side who may be struggling for form, but have scored in six straight matches.
And it’s Iheanacho who’s most likely to do the damage, having scored over 60% of Leicester’s goals in their last 11 matches.
Our Long Shot – Edinson Cavani To Score First – 11/2 at Paddy Power
United also have a striker in form, with Edinson Cavani scoring eight goals in seven games, and the Uruguayan will be a happy bunny after signing a contract extension at the Red Devils this week.
More importantly for his manager, he should be fresh after starting on the bench at Villa Park, and after being used sparingly by Solskjaer this year, we reckon Cavani has a massive role to play in their last four games, starting against the Foxes.
Leicester are reeling after a draw at Southampton and a surprise loss at home to Newcastle, and their poor end to last season will undoubtedly be playing on their minds.
And with United desperate to avoid the poor starts that have plagued them this season, we reckon there’s no one better-placed to take advantage of the nervous Foxes than a buoyant Cavani.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.