Sep 21, 2014 at 1.30pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
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Man UtdManchester United
Ulloa (17', 83' pen.), Nugent (62' pen.), Cambiasso (64'), Vardy (79')
de Laet (33')
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Danny Murphy: 'Juan Mata omission is wrong decision'

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes that Manchester United dropping Juan Mata in favour of Radamel Falcao could have a negative influence on the team.

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has criticised Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's decision to drop Juan Mata in favour of Radamel Falcao.

Falcao has been named in the United starting XI for their Premier League clash against Leicester City this afternoon, with Mata dropping to the bench.

Murphy has claimed that making in-form players unhappy can become "a negative influence on the team".

He told BBC Sport: "Manchester United won 4-0 against QPR, they played really well and Juan Mata scored. What more can he do?

"The problem for Man Utd this season will be leaving big names out. Without Champions League football, will Louis van Gaal be able to keep those players happy?

"Because it does not matter how much money you earn, if you are not playing you are unhappy. And those players could become a negative influence on the team."

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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