Leicester promotion chance built on Man Utd

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is grateful for the support of Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United as they prepare for their promotion playoff with Watford.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is grateful for the support of Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United as they prepare for their promotion playoff with Watford.

Pearson will be able to call on Michael Keane, on loan from Manchester United, as well as United old boys Danny Drinkwater, Ritchie De Laet, Matty James and Ben Marshall, who began his career at Old Trafford.

It has worked both ways with highly-rated Jeffrey Schlupp being allowed a trial at United earlier in the season.

Pearson said: “Manchester United would put their players out to who they feel are the best fit for their players at any given time.

“It may be us sometimes and it may not be us sometimes, but we like to feel we do things the right way here.”

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