Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is expecting a tough test from Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
City make the journey up to Manchester as they look to do the double over the Red Devils this season. Brendan Rodgers’ side came out as 4-2 winners in the reverse fixture thanks to goals from Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka.
City go into the game full of confidence after coming out as 2-1 winners over Brentford in their last outing. They also broke their Old Trafford hoodoo with a 2-1 win at the stadium last season.
Man United came out as 3-2 winners over Tottenham in their last league outing but did suffer Champions League disappointment in the Champions League before the international break. The Red Devils are attempting to qualify for the competition again at the end of this season but must make up lost ground.
“It’s one game at a time but obviously we cannot afford to drop points anymore,” Ragnick told the club’s official website. “To start with [against Leicester], we have to try everything to win the game tomorrow but even if we do so, it’s not only in our own hands because Arsenal are four points ahead, have one game in hand against Chelsea, but we also have some difficult games. Our focus is on the next game, which is Leicester.”
The United boss also outlined the test that City will pose to his team: “Not an easy game,” he added. “They had a good run recently with three wins out of the last four games and a few injured players coming back so we are fully aware that this is a good opponent but we are also aware that if we perform well that we can beat them, quite like West Ham or Tottenham.”
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