Shakespeare: Iheanacho Close To Full Fitness, Set For United Clash

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While Phil Jones and Eric Bailly each have one more match to serve of their respective European suspensions, United will not have anyone suspended for this league encounter.

When asked about Ibrahimovic's potential return date, Mourinho remained coy, only maintaining that the Swede will likely play no part in the Champions League group stage.

"Leicester, meanwhile, have started the season well".

"Anthony Martial is a hard worker and very confident". "No, we are using him well and he is coming with the right attitude", said Mourinho after the win at Swansea.

At the back, Victor Lindelof will continue to bide his time as Mourinho looks to ease him in to the English football environment.

With new signings Vicente Iborra (groin) and Kelechi Iheanacho (toe) struggling for fitness, Shakespeare said he was looking forward to the global break after the trip to Old Trafford, where Leicester have not won in the league since 1998. Vicente Iborra could stake a claim following a groin issue, and Wes Morgan is likely to shake off a back injury in time to make the trip to Old Trafford.

The strikers Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy have looked in good form, while there is a lot more solidity to this lineup than last season, when Leicester were all over the place in their title-defending campaign.

Red-hot Manchester United will be hoping to extend the impressive winning run against 2014/2015 hampions Leicester City, who returned to winning ways against Brighton last weekend.

Leicester are now ninth in the league table on three points after two rounds of league games.

Chelsea bounced back from their opening-day shock home defeat to Burnley with victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last week but face another tough test against Everton on Sunday.

Giving fitness updates of his players in Thursday's pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's away game against Manchester United, Shakespeare stated that they are taking it easy with Iheanacho so as not to aggravate his injury.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare believes the centre-back could be an England captain of the future.

The match is being televised live on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and kicks off at 17:30BST.

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