Manchester United have drawn their last three Premier League games but are just five points adrift of the Champions League places.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool lost yesterday meaning United could move within two points of the top four.
They face a Leicester side who have drifted dangerously close to the relegation zone and are in desperate need of three points.
Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to close the gap to the top four
Manchester United could move within two points of the top four with a win against Leicester
Jose Mourinho admits today is a good opportunity to close the gap to their rivals but warned his side against the Foxes' counter-attack.
"Two direct opponents like Arsenal and Liverpool lost so any point we can get today is a point that gives us a little chance to approach," said Mourinho.
"Again we are going to play to win, that's how we always play.
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"If we do that one point is better than none but we know against Leicester they are the kind of team that can be very dangerous.
"They are especially dangerous against the teams that play offensive football and give them the chance to play the way they like to play."