Manchester United vs Leicester City, Premier League

The waiting is finally over. The 2018-19 Premier League season kicks off on Friday night as Manchester United host Leicester in the curtain-raiser at Old Trafford.The two sides clash against a backdrop of frustration for United boss Jose Mourinho, who failed to land his summer transfer targets before the window shut on Thursday.Among the players he wanted to sign was Harry Maguire, who is part of Claude Puel’s travelling squad.Alexis Sanchez arrived at Manchester United in January with the expectation that he would jolt their stuttering attack into life

The Chilean became the highest-paid player in the Premier League on £500,000 per week when United gazumped rivals Manchester City to sign him from Arsenal in January.

Excitement of his move quickly began to fade away when he stepped onto the pitch though. Performances in the early stages were uninspiring and Sanchez never looked to be truly at ease in his new surroundings.

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