Premier League side Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was all in praise for the winter target of the Red Devils and current Leicester City star James Maddison. Notably, the manager’s comments are coming prior to Saturday’s match when both the clubs will be up against each other.
Solskjaer confessed that their chances of a win against Leicester will depend on how successfully they are able to defeat the opponent’s attacking style of play and force them to be on the back foot instead. He also claimed that Maddison and Jamie Vardy were in fact the biggest challenges against Manchester United in this match.
“They’re creative, they have pace, there’s good link-up between the two of them,” he said as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“One of the most productive partnerships and we know from last year that Maddison created loads of chances and to have Vardy’s energy and penetration and running in behind all the time is great for any creative player,” he added.
“I think they’re challenging for the top four. They’ve got quality players and a quality manager. I’ve admired Brendan (Rodgers) from afar at times and played against him – I was the manager at Cardiff when he was at Liverpool.”
“He’s got a very good philosophy and he wants his team to play good football. We know it’s going to be tough but any game in the Premier League is hard,” he concluded.