Premier League players headline worldwide squads for World Cup qualifiers

2. Centre back Kurt Zouma

Premier League players headline worldwide squads for World Cup qualifiers

Manchester United could win three consecutive league games by at least a four-goal margin for the first time since October 1907 (when they recorded 4-0, 6-1 and 5-1 victories). Having been blagged against Arsenal on the opening day, the Foxes have struck back pretty strongly, seeing off Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League and following it up with yet another important win against Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup.

"The players were happy and it showed in their display", The United manager said.

So is it futile to declare United as title favourites already, or should the doubters start expecting red and white ribbons on the trophy in May?

Since Shakespeare took charge of his first Premier League game in February, matches involving Leicester City have produced more goals than any other top-flight side - 53 in total (29 scored, 24 conceded).

The phrase "like the United of old" has been bandied around in the first two weeks of the campaign ad nauseam, but it's easy to see why.

However, just how well-oiled a machine Manchester United are will be known when they play Leicester, considering West Ham and Swansea are not exactly the scariest of opposition. The Belgian global scored three goals in his first two league games. Perhaps Alexander Lacazette, fairly invisible on this occasion, requires more time to adjust to the English league.

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That said, defensive duties have been far from neglected.

Martial struggled to establish himself in the starting XI last season, scoring just eight goals as opposed to 17 in 2015/16. Interestingly, not always - and certainly not in United's case.

Anthony Martial has come off the bench and scored in both of Manchester United's Premier League fixtures this season; thrusting himself back into the first team selection conversation. The highly rated youngster has had a hard time at Manchester United since his big money move from Southampton, plagued by inconsistencies mainly down to lack of regular playing time, often not helped by the injuries he suffered in the said period.

Some are hoping to win the title, some to finish in top 4 and some to get themselves out of the relegation zone.

This will be a somewhat tougher challenge for Mourinho's men but given their form, they won't have many issues making it nine points out of nine on Saturday. It has been evident by their very recent showing against Real Madrid.

With the arrivals of Nemanja Matic and Lukaku, Manchester United seem to have much better balance and potency, and coupled with a strong defence that is the hallmark of all Mourinho sides, this team do look the business this season. The tougher they make it for the league leaders, the better chance they'll stand of getting something out of it.

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