Manchester United head to the King Power Stadium on Sunday needing just a point to seal Champions League qualification.

It is a good position to be in, against a side which have won just two of their last six games, with their defence hit by injury and suspension.

Yet Leicester sit as high as fifth for a reason, and that is because they are a dangerous side.

Here is a look at three reasons United fans will be worried heading into this weekend’s game…

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Jamie Vardy

Any team boasting the Premier League’s top scorer has a chance of success and that is who Leicester have in Jamie Vardy.

Vardy will be gunning for personal glory as well as team success as he looks to clinch to Golden Boot on Sunday and add to his 23 goals.

While United kept him quiet in the 1-0 win at Old Trafford, doing so again will be a tough test here.

Vardy and ex-teammate Harry Maguire know each other well and that makes the match-up an intriguing contest.

United cannot rely on keeping a clean sheet and will have to do the business at the other end to get the result we need.

Extra rest

It seems as though every team United have faced over the last four games have had extra time to prepare, and Sunday is no different.


Leicester have had over a week’s rest, and they probably needed it after their 3-0 defeat at Tottenham.

United’s players have looked tired and lacking sharpness at times over the past four matches and the extra freshness of our opponents has helped.

Another similar challenge awaits this weekend. It is not just about fitness. Leicester have had extra time to prepare a gameplan for the fixture and work on tactics.

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As much as we can worry about Leicester’s other specific threats like Ayoze Perez, or top defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, ultimately United’s biggest challenge in this match is ourselves.

We are unbeaten in the Premier League over the past 13 matches and have an almost nearly fit squad.

But this United side are yet to prove we can really win and step up when it counts.

The FA Cup semi-final was a failure, and chances to move clear of rivals in winnable home games against Southampton and West Ham ended up as draws.

United have made hard work of everything all season long and there is no reason to believe this will be different. It promises to be a rollercoaster of a match.

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