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Rodgers will not read too much into United outcome

12th September 2019, 16:11 by Aidan Perkins

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester will be judged on their progress overall this season rather than how they do at Manchester United on Saturday.

The Foxes have made an unbeaten start to the new Premier League season, seeing off Sheffield United and Bournemouth, while drawing with Wolves and Chelsea in their first four games.

Rodgers’ side are third, two points behind champions Manchester City directly above them and four behind leaders Liverpool as they prepare to go to Old Trafford this weekend when the club action resumes following the international break.

After finishing last season strongly under Rodgers following his appointment at King Power Stadium in February, Leicester look in good shape to mount a top-six challenge this season and will be aiming to finish above Saturday’s opponents, who themselves ended up sixth in 2018-19.

Rodgers has won seven of his 15 games in charge, while he has lost three and drawn five as he guided them to ninth in the table last term.

The Northern Irishman is expecting a tough examination of his side’s credentials this weekend but says the Foxes will be judged on how well they do over the course of the campaign as a whole – not by how they handle the Old Trafford occasion.

He told reporters at his pre-match press conference: “Victory is not a barometer for our ambition – our ambition is there. It’s a long season. I think we are really looking forward to a game against a top-class team of a very high standard of players at a great arena.

“We’re very keen to go there and put on a good performance that can get us a good result, so the players are looking forward to a very good game.”

Following the trip to United, Leicester host another team with big ambitions this season, Tottenham, before going to Championship outfit Luton Town in the third round of the EFL Cup.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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