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Hello and welcome to live coverage of Leicester City v Manchester United at the King Power Stadium. A year ago, Brendan Rodgers was the same odds as Erik ten Hag to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager. Now he’s second favourite behind Steven Gerrard to become the next Premier League manager to receive a P45. We shouldn’t be surprised – Leicester got rid of Claudio Ranieri nine months after the Premier League’s greatest fairytale – but it still doesn’t really compute that Rodgers is fighting for his job.
There are reasons for Leicester’s relative struggles. They have had vile luck with injuries over the last couple of years, and their net spend since Rodgers took over in 2019 is among the lowest in the league. But nobody cares about mitigating circumstances when you are bottom of the table.