Leicester City - Manchester United Preview: Vardy on the verge of history
Vardy scoring in last seasons 5-3 win over Manchester United (Image: www.telegraph.co.uk)

Jamie Vardy will go in search of a history making 11th consecutive goal this weekend, when his side play host to Manchester United

The striker scored his 10th goal in 10 games against Newcastle United last week at St James' Park, this matched the record Ruud van Nistelrooy set with Leicester's opponents this weekend, Manchester United.

Vardy could rocket Leicester to top spot

For the past 11 games he's been the star attraction for Leicester City, with his goals and effort a constant threat for the opposition. Manchester United have been known for their excellent defesnsive performances this season, but it would debatable whether or not they can contain Vardy.

With the quality he has around him in Ryiad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton, you would expect goals, even if they didn't come from Vardy. After putting in stellar performance against North East strugglers Newcastle United last weekend, Vardy could help the foxes retain their spot at the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

With Leicester only losing the one game this season - against Arsenal last month - they won't fear Manchester United and they certainly would play with any fear. Vardy has turned into a leader in the team, with the players looking towards him for goals and creativity, people will argue though that this game will be the toughest test that they have had so far.

Jamie Vardy celebrates his 10th consecutive Premier League goal

European hangover for the Red's

Manchester United will have a Champions League hangover this weekend, as they failed to secure early qualfication to the knockout stages. United drew a blank earlier this week against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven. A 0-0 draw meant that the reds haven't scored in four of their last seven games, with goals a real worry. Against a team like Leicester Louis Van Gaal's men can't afford to do this, with the Foxes such a prolific scoring team.

Van Gaal defended his tactics from midweek, and despite United having some attacking issues, they still have the chance to overtake this weekends opponents at the top of the table with victory in the late game on Saturday.

Team news

Vardy has been playing and training with a minor hip injury over the past few weeks, but is expected to play this weekend. Matty James is the only absentee for Claudio Ranieri, as he still recovers from a long-term knee injury that was picked up last season.

Manchester United aren't so lucky, with both Phil Jones and Ander Herrera out for the Red's with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively. Michael Carrick will be missed in the centre of the midfield with the Englishman still recovering from the ankle problem that he suffered while on international duty. Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia are among the list of long-term absentee's.

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