Leicester star confident of shock double over Man United

Leicester City ace Leonardo Ulloa believes his side can do the double over Manchester United by recording a victory at Old Trafford this weekend, Daily Star reports.

The Foxes managed to beat the 13-time Premier League champions earlier this season in a thrilling 5-3 encounter at the King Power Stadium, and the Argentine forward believes that they can do it once again in Manchester.

Ulloa was signed by Leicester before the start of the campaign and scored his ninth goal of the season on Saturday, in the Foxes’ 2-1 FA Cup win over Tottenham Hotspur.

And he insists the newly-promoted side can continue their form with a second victory over the Red Devils.

“It’s different because when we played them before they didn’t know us, but they do now,” Ulloa told the Daily Star.

“We are in a different situation now but it’s important for us to have confidence. Even though we know it’s difficult, we will go there with the mentality to win.

“We need to play with the same intensity. We must play strong because we know they always take the ball and we must defend well and use the counter-attack.

“They are not as good as in past seasons but we must press more there. Maybe we can get something from the game.”

Ulloa may have to settle for a place on the bench this weekend, though, with Leicester manager Nigel Pearson expected to give £9million signing Andrej Kramaric the nod instead.

Kramaric was close to making a move to Chelsea, but chose the Foxes instead in order to play regular first-team football.