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The Essentials: Everything You Need To Know About Tuesday's Red Devils Clash

Leicester City's 2020/21 season hurtles on this Tuesday as the Foxes face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League (6pm kick-off).
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The Foxes are unbeaten against the Red Devils this term after drawing 2-2 in the league back in December, before securing a 3-1 win over Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup earlier in 2021.

Ahead of Tuesday's encounter in the North West, LCFC.com has all you need to know...

How can I watch the game?

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BT Sport
BT Sport

The BT Sport cameras will be at Old Trafford to bring Tuesday's match into the homes of the Blue Army.

Supporters based in the United Kingdom can watch the action unfold on BT Sport 1 from 5:30pm on Tuesday. Elsewhere around the world, meanwhile, the international Blue Army can use the following TV stations...

Country Channel Local time
Australia Optus Sport 4am (Wednesday)
Belgium  Play Sports & Voo Sports 7pm
Brazil ESPN 12pm
Canada DAZN 12pm
China Tencent Sports 1am (Wednesday)
Denmark  Xee 7pm
Egypt beIN Sports 7pm
France RMC & Canal+ 7pm
Germany Sky Sports 8pm
Hong Kong NOW 2am (Wednesday)
India Disney+ Hotstar & Select 10:30pm
Japan DAZN 2am (Wednesday)
Mexico Sky Sports 1pm
New Zealand Spark Sport 6am (Wednesday)
South Africa  Super Sport 7pm
Thailand truevisions 12am (Wednesday)
United States NBC 1pm

Can't see your country? Click HERE for the full schedule.

Who's starring on LCFC TV?

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Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel

LCFC TV and LCFC Radio provide live and free coverage of every Leicester City fixture.

From 4:30pm on Tuesday, presenter Dan Bates will be joined by Matt Elliott and Iwan Roberts for 90 minutes of pre-match discussion, while fellow former Fox Gerry Taggart will dial in from the pressbox at Old Trafford to provide his preview too.

Matchday Live is the first place to find confirmed starting line-ups for both teams at 5pm before, from around 5:50pm, live commentary begins 10 minutes ahead of kick-off in Manchester, as Leicester go in search of another vital three points in the Premier League.

While pre and post-match coverage can also be found on @LCFC social media channels, in-play commentary is exclusive to the dedicated LCFC.com Match Centre, where you can also enjoy live text updates and photography from the Theatre of Dreams.

After the game, meanwhile, Elliott, Roberts and Taggart stay on air for another half an hour to reflect on what is sure to be a dramatic outing for the Foxes against the 20-time English champions on matchday 36.

What's the officiating team?

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Craig Pawson
Craig Pawson

Craig Pawson will referee Tuesday's Premier League encounter with the Red Devils.

Craig Pawson will oversee matters on Tuesday, assisted by Ian Hussin and Richard West. The fourth official is Mike Dean, while Jonathan Moss is on VAR duties, alongside Marc Perry.

When does everything happen?

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Old Trafford
Old Trafford

The Foxes make their first visit to Old Trafford since matches have been played behind closed doors.

City are due in Manchester on Tuesday evening - and here's when everything happens...

Event Time
Matchday Live begins on LCFC TV 4:30pm
Team news confirmed on @LCFC social media 5pm
BT Sport coverage commences* 5:30pm
Commentary starts on LCFC Radio 5:50pm
Kick-off 6pm
Full-time 7:45pm approx
Short highlights on LCFC TV 9:45pm approx
Full highlights on LCFC TV 12am (Wednesday)

*UK only.

What's the injury news?

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Jonny Evans
Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans' heel condition will be monitored by the Club's medical staff ahead of the game.

"We've been managing him over the last couple of weeks and he's come through really well," Brendan Rodgers said, on Jonny Evans' condition. "He was in a lot of pain [last Thursday] and woke up [on Friday] feeling better. In the warm-up, just as he was coming in before kick-off, he felt discomfort.

"Jonny's a real warrior so you know if he's not able to at least give it a go, then he's really suffering. We'll just have to see how he is and what his availability is going forward."

What happened last time?

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Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester's No.14 celebrates his sixth goal in four games in all competitions in a 3-1 win over Man Utd earlier this year.

The two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the league fixture held at King Power Stadium on Boxing Day 2020. The visitors twice went ahead via goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, though the Foxes fought back through Harvey Barnes' effort and a late own goal from Axel Tuanzebe.

The Foxes also secured a memorable Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final triumph over the Red Devils in March. A brace from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans' strike sent City into the last four of the competition.

When can I catch match highlights?

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Ayoze Pérez
Ayoze Pérez

The Foxes were frustrated by Newcastle at King Power Stadium on Friday evening.

A two-minute highlights package will be available for supporters to access on LCFC TV approximately two hours after full-time, which is available for free to Digital Members on the Club's official website (free sign-up).

A full highlights video will be published on LCFC.com at midnight following the fixture and Leicester City's official social media channels will post short clips from the day's action.

Please note that in the interests of safety, Leicester City’s fixtures will continue to be played behind closed doors. To ensure matches can still go ahead and to help control the spread of COVID-19, the Football Club kindly asks its supporters to continue to follow their team from home and not to gather at any stadia.

All times BST unless stated otherwise.

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