Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri: Jamie Vardy fit to face Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes Jamie Vardy will be fit to face Manchester United this weekend.

Vardy, who will be looking to break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in consecutive Premier League matches against Man United, has been struggling with a hip injury as of late.

The complaint forced him to miss England’s games against Spain and France earlier this month but he scored in the 3-0 win over Newcastle United last weekend. Ranieri insisted Vardy should be ready to face United.

“He’s fit of course. We manage him in a different way. He’s also under the hands of our physio,” Ranieri said.

“We speak every morning about what the best training session is for him, but he is fit. Everybody else is okay. I think his mind is 100%. He’s always fit, always. Always 100%.”

Vardy has been in sensational form this season and United will have a task on their hands keeping him under wraps at the King Power stadium.

Riyad Mahrez, too, has put in some stellar performances for Ranieri’s side this term. United will need to be wary of the duo but supporters will be confident in the ability of Chris Smalling and David de Gea. It is going forward where United’s problems lie, as the 0-0 draw against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday showed.

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