The clash with the Foxes comes just over 48 hours after victory at Aston Villa, while the rearranged fixture with Liverpool must also be considered by the United boss, as that will be played on Thursday night.

Ahead of an unprecedented week in the club’s recent history, the manager admitted that he couldn’t take the risk of overloading the players by asking them to play too much.

And he also hinted that several youngsters might have to be called upon, when speaking to the media ahead of the visit of Brendan Rodgers’s side…

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