United test excites Tielemans

21 March 2021 01:33:31 GMTPlus10

Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans feels his side are evenly matched with Sunday's FA Cup opponents Manchester United and is confident they can secure a place in the last four.

The Foxes sit third in the Premier League table, one point and one place below United, and the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in the league at the King Power Stadium earlier in the season.

Tielemans expects a close game but the 23-year-old Belgian is optimistic Leicester can come out on top on home soil this weekend as they bid to reach the semi-finals.

"The way we played them earlier [in the season], I think it's going to be a bit of the same really," he told the club website. "A very organised game. If there is something that we can learn from that game it's to go right until the end because I think we scored in the 85th minute, so we need to do that.

"I think it's in our heads, obviously you know that it's a knockout game and it's the cup. Anything can happen and it's one game so we have to be smart in our approach of the game."

He added: "It's a cup and we want to go through, just like they want to. It's going to be a very good game hopefully.

"But I think we just have to play our own game and go and win the game and then move on."

Leicester will be without Ricardo Pereira due to a hamstring injury on Sunday but Dennis Praet may return following a 10-week absence with a hamstring issue of his own.

United have issues in attack with Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial all rated as doubts.

Leicester are 9/5 to win on Sunday, with the Red Devils 31/20 and the draw in 90 minutes 9/4.

Tielemans is 7/2 to score at anytime.

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