As the Premier League returns on Sunday afternoon, Manchester United will return their attention to domestic affairs by hosting Leicester City at Old Trafford. The Europa League play-off contest between third-place United and Spanish powerhouse Barcelona ended in a 2-2 draw on Thursday night. Next week’s rematch at Old Trafford will be decisive. In a frantic match at Camp Nou, Marcus Rashford scored a goal and assisted another.
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While all eyes will be on the return leg and next Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United at Wembley, manager Erik ten Hag must keep his team’s attention on the task at hand, which is facing a dangerous Leicester side. United will go into the game against the Foxes feeling optimistic that they can beat them for the second time in a row in the league and keep their top-four push alive.
United sits five points behind Manchester City and Arsenal in the table after City’s 3-1 win over the Gunners on Wednesday night. They will need to make up ground if they want to consider themselves part of the title battle, but they are under no urgent pressure to do so. Their primary objective is to make the playoffs and return to the Champions League the following year.