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Rodgers turns up pressure ahead of United clash

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers believes the pressure is all on Manchester United ahead of their Champions League shoot-out.

The teams face off at the King Power Stadium tom orrow battling for a Champions League spot.

Leicester are fifth, a point behind United in third and fourth placed Chelsea ahead of the final round of games.

Victory would return the club to Europe's top table after a three-year absence but Rodgers expects United to be the ones in the spotlight.

He said: "I think there is a difference where we want to be in the Champions League. We would love to be able to do that but when you are a club like Manchester United or one of those super clubs, there is a need to be in the Champions League for many reasons.

"That is pretty clear. For us we would want to be in it. We will give everything we can.

"If we fall short then we have still had a really good season in the first season we have been together.

"When you (United) are at that level of spending and everything else there is a need to be in there and that brings a different level of expectation."

The Foxes have achieved their pre-season goal of European football having booked a Europa League spot already and Rodgers knows the importance of improving the squad.

He said: "I think whichever competition we are in, we have to improve next year, we have to improve the quality and mentality of the squad, and continue our development.