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Foxes sense that United are vulnerable

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Manchester United’s Swedish defender Victor Lindelof (left), English defender Harry Maguire (centre) and Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay (right). Picture: Peter Powell, POOL via AFP

The 13th-placed Leicester City are looking to reignite their campaign against injury-hit Manchester United.

LEICESTER are sniffing blood ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against injury-hit Manchester United at 4pm.

The 13th-placed Foxes are looking to reignite their campaign, having won just one of their last six games in all competitions.

And with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer missing his first-choice centreback pairing, Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane through injury, Foxes midfielder Boubakary Soumare is keen to take advantage.

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He says: “It’s true that it’s a good opportunity to get back on track after some disappointing results recently.

“I think it will be a tough encounter, but a big game where two big teams in the Premier League go head to head.”

The Foxes will be buoyed by reports that coach Brendan Rodgers has snubbed any talks of taking over at moneybags Newcastle, but at United, things are looking bleak, where captain Maguire ruled himself out the match against his old club.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) with captain Harry Maguire. Picture: @ManUtd/Twitter

After suffering a calf injury against Aston Villa last month, the skipper reveals: “I still haven’t trained yet with the squad. It is obviously a frustrating injury for me to get, but I am progressing and I will be back on the pitch soon.”

With United also learning this week that partner Varane will be out for a few weeks, leftback Alex Telles says he wants to do his part to keep third-place United in the title hunt.

The Brazilian scored a stunning equaliser in last month’s dramatic Champions League comeback win over Villarreal – his first for the club.

And he says: “My first goal in front of all the fans is something I’ll never forget.

“They can count on me, come what may.

“I’ll fight until the end and always do my best so that United can be champions.”

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