The centre-back position didn't become an issue until this summer and since then the club's hierarchy have felt that the options open to them have not warranted the investment required.
United were asked if they would be interested in signing Atlético Madrid defender Diego Godín, only for the Uruguay captain to sign a new contract with the Spanish club a few days later.
Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are all injured, while Jose Mourinho will check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup. Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo also had surgeries after being injured on worldwide duty, with Romero having missed Argentina's entire run in Russian Federation as a result.
"All of Jose's body language during pre-season has been very negative".
His performance at the 2018 World Cup for France though only confirmed of his standing as one of the top talents in the world at his position, which garnered him plenty of interest this summer during the transfer window.
Here is everything you need to know about the clash in Manchester... In the previous three seasons, Leicester have managed to just grab one point from their visits to the Old Trafford out of a possible 9.
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His administration has sanctioned a number of Russian officials and oligarchs for human rights abuses and election meddling. "In our view, these and earlier restrictions are absolutely unlawful and don't conform to global law", Peskov said .
In the campaign prior to that, United made complete mincemeat of their opponents by beating them 4-1.
"But he is saying about judging in November; I think when you look at Manchester City's start, they look really invigorated already".
The United boss will be hoping to divert attention back onto the pitch with a win against Claude Puel's side on Friday, live on Sky Sports. In the US the game will be shown on NBCSN at 3pm ET.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he will be without at least six players for the start of the Premier League season. The other occasion was last season, when Leicester lost 4-3 at Arsenal. "That's just not like this football club".
Across town from Old Trafford, Manchester City have signed Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City, with the Australian youngster expected to go out on loan. Only against Norwich (5) has the Spaniard scored more Premier League goals than he has versus Leicester (4).