Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has praised Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy ahead of the clash between the two sides on Saturday.
Vardy will be looking to break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in the most consecutive Premier League games against Man United.
It is a record which has stood since 2003, but Vardy will need to find a way past David de Gea and Chris Smalling, who have been in superb form this season. Schneiderlin praised Vardy but stressed Leicester have also played well as a team.
“He’s been brilliant, it’s amazing to score that many goals for a team but especially a team like Leicester, who last year secured their safety in the last few games,” Schneiderlin said.
“What they’re doing is very good; to be top at the end of November and start of December, it’s very good for their club but now they have a difficult period. We’ll do our best to expose them and make sure Vardy doesn’t get the record.
“It’s not only one player in a team. He gets all the rewards by scoring goals, but I’m sure his team-mates are doing a great job.
“I know they have good, strong players and their manager is a good organiser. He’s an Italian coach who organises teams very well, so it will be a hard game but we know that if we play at full strength, with our quality, we can be first.”
Vardy has been in excellent form this season but Smalling and De Gea have been equally as impressive this term.
Riyad Mahrez, too, will pose a problem for United and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. United will go top of the league with a win, which will help dispel memories of the dismal draw against PSV Eindhoven last time out.