Manchester United vs Leicester Team News: Wayne Rooney Dropped From Starting Line-Up By Jose Mourinho

Wayne Rooney had a poor game against Watford Getty Images
Wayne Rooney has been dropped from Manchester United's starting line-up by Jose Mourinho for Saturday's lunchtime kick-off against Leicester CityThe 30-year-old club captain's place in the side has been questioned in recent weeks following several sub-par performances.

Rooney is one of four to drop out of Mourinho's starting line-up following last weekend's defeat to Watford.

Marouane Fellaini, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial also fall out of the side, though the latter two ended the 4-2 reverse at Vicarage Road with groin and concussion injuries respectively.

Daley Blind comes in at left-back, Ander Herrera starts in midfield, while Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata come into the forward line. Rooney, who played up front in Wednesday's 3-1 EFL Cup win at Northampton Town, is among the substitutes.

Leicester name an unchanged side from last weekend's 3-0 win over Burnley. Islam Slimani, who bagged a brace on his home debut for the Foxes, plays alongside Jamie Vardy up front.

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind; Pogba, Herrera; Rashford, Mata, Lingard, Ibrahimovic.

Substitutes: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Young, Rooney.

Leicester City: Zieler; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Amartey, Albrighton; Slimani, Vardy.

Substitutes: Hernández, King, Hamer, Schlupp, Okazaki, Gray, Ulloa.


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