Brendan Rodgers thankful his team won’t face world-class Manchester United star

Manchester United take on Leicester City this weekend and Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to reporters ahead of the game.

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is thankful his team won’t have to face suspended Manchester United midfielder Casemiro this weekend.

The Foxes travel to Old Trafford looking for their third consecutive win in the Premier League, which could be a sign that Rodgers has turned things around at the King Power Stadium after a poor start to the campaign.

United fans are not expecting a walk in the park by any means and we’ll need to keep an eye on in-form James Maddison in the final third.

However, Casemiro won’t be available as he will be serving the last of his 3-match ban. The Brazilian has been an incredible addition to Erik ten Hag’s side and it comes as no surprise that Rodgers is relieved that he won’t be facing the midfielder this weekend.

Rodgers adds that United’s summer transfer activity has been crucial to their improved results this term. He named Casemiro as the pick of the bunch.

Speaking at his press conference on Friday afternoon, Rodgers said (via Leicestershire Live): “I look at Manchester United and see the introduction of new players, if you think of (Christian) Eriksen, (Lisandro) Martinez, really outstanding players.

“In Casemiro, they have a real world-class player. He’s that comforting player for them. He’s got the experience, he’s got the quality, he’s got everything, he’s always calm, how he plays is at a high level. Thankfully for us, he’s not playing, he’s suspended. He’s given them a real stabilising effect.

“Erik (ten Hag) and his coaching team, they’ve given them good organisation. Then they have a collective group of outstanding players. They have done very well and are up there competing and played a good game last night. I think their record at home shows they’re a difficult team to play against.”

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