Puel excited by chance to take points off Man United

Steven Chicken

Leicester City manager Claude Puel is looking forward to Sunday’s visit of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s still-unbeaten Manchester United.

The Foxes have been a strange old specimen over the last six weeks, beating both Chelsea and Manchester City and back-to-back games league games over Christmas and salvaging a point at Anfield in midweek, but also losing to Cardiff, Newport, Southampton, and Wolves in the intervening games.

United, meanwhile, went on an eight-game winning streak after Solskjaer’s appointment in mid-December, a run halted by their late comeback draw with Burnley on Tuesday night.

But Puel is not intimidated by that record, saying: “Liverpool also was a team without losing a lot of points at home, but we showed a lot of quality. It was the same against Chelsea and against City.

“I don’t say we can make an upset all the time against the big teams but it will be a good challenge.

“I think we play a good game against a big game last game and then we have the possibility, I hope, to show these good qualities against United.”