Morgan Schneiderlin urges Manchester United to start Christmas period strongly against Leicester City

by Ben Topliss

Morgan Schneiderlin has urged his Manchester United teammates to begin the busy Christmas period in the best possible way by beating Leicester City on Saturday.

Leicester currently sit top of the Premier League, with Man United one point behind them in second place.

Schneiderlin has played a big part for United in recent weeks and it is likely he will be in the team to face the Foxes this weekend. The Frenchman believes United’s defence can provide a good platform to build on.

“It’s very important to start this period on top of the table and carry on building confidence before games on Boxing Day and over Christmas,” Schneiderlin said.

“We know we can build on the strong back four, we aren’t going to concede many goals and it’s very good to be sure about a strength like this. If you want to win the league, you need strong foundations and a strong defence and that’s what we have. We want to take this game and win; we’ll make sure that Leicester find it difficult.”

United were dismal in the 0-0 draw against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night and they will need much more of a cutting edge if they are to take away a positive result from the King Power stadium.

Leicester duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez are arguable the league’s most in-form players right now and Louis van Gaal will undoubtedly have plans for the pair. United’s success in the match could depend on how the team keep them under wraps.

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