The Foxes meet Southampton on Friday night.
Boss Rodgers, whose side are five points behind United, insists he is looking up , not down.
Rodgers said: “I always look forward, never behind.
“I always try to catch who is infront of us if we can.
“There is five games to go and we have equalled our points total from last season.
“I think it is clear the team has developed and matured this season."