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Leicester have won only three of their 44 top-flight away matches against Manchester United. Their only Premier League victory at Old Trafford came in February 1998 when Tony Cottee scored the solitary goal.
Manchester United have won 13 and drawn four of the subsequent 18 league meetings, with Leicester 5-3 victors at home in 2014.
United have won their opening Premier League match on an unrivalled 17 occasions. Their only opening-day defeat at Old Trafford in 14 games came against Swansea in 2014.
Jose Mourinho has never lost on the opening day of a Premier League campaign, winning eight and drawing one.
Manchester United won all 21 Premier League matches in which they scored first last season.
The 19 clean sheets kept by United in 2017-18 was the most in the division.
However, Mourinho failed to win the league title in his second season at a club for the first time in his managerial career.
The Foxes have won their opening Premier League fixture in only one of the past nine attempts - beating Sunderland 4-2 in 2015.
They have not started a top-flight campaign with an away victory since beating Aston Villa in 1933.
Leicester won five of their first eight league games under Claude Puel, but only recorded the same number of victories in their remaining 21 fixtures last season.
Puel's side scored with 13.3% of their attempts on goal in the league, a conversion rate bettered only by champions Manchester City in 2017-18.
Jamie Vardy scored against each of the top six last season, the first player to do so against those teams in a single Premier League campaign. He became the first Leicester City player to score 20 goals or more in two top-flight seasons since Gary Lineker in 1983-84 and 1984-85.
Riyad Mahrez may have finally left but in general it's been a very satisfactory pre-season for Leicester, especially given their deadline-day captures of central defenders Filip Benkovic and Caglar Soyuncu.
It's unclear if they'll be thrust straight into duty this evening, and Puel was coy yesterday about whether Maguire and Vardy would start after the pair returned late to pre-season following their World Cup exertions.
Mourinho faces the same dilemma with the likes of Pogba and Lukaku, and he will be without six players through injury, including the recently anointed captain Antonio Valencia.
The team news will be confirmed at around 7pm, and we'll have the line-ups with you then. Just as a side-note, Leicester were also involved in the first game of last season, which was also played on a Friday night. On that occasion they were beaten 4-3 by Arsenal in arguably the best game of the entire campaign.
Let's hope for something similarly entertaining tonight.