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Rodgers reveals what he told Leicester players about stopping Man Utd star Ronaldo

Brendan Rodgers instructed his Leicester City players not to be too consumed with Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 36-year-old was ineffective at King Power Stadium as the Foxes ran out 4-2 winners.

"The awareness to your defenders is you've got to be concentrated all the way through. There's a moment right at the end where it looked like he was getting in," said Rodgers.

"Cristiano's game has changed over the last number of years, from being a dribbler to being this incredible goal scorer where most of his goals come from inside the box, so that's how it's going to be for him at times in the game.

"You've got to worry about more than him, because you've got Bruno Fernandes on the back of scoring in midweek, Cristiano with a hat-trick, Mason you see his goal, what a strike and what a young player he is, then you've got guys like Jadon Sancho and Marcus to come into the game.

"They have huge talent, overall as a team you have to be so synchronized in your press to try and stop the ball getting to them. When they do arrive in there, which they will do at times, you have to be so concentrated and thankfully we've done a good job of that."

And Rodgers was complimentary of Ronaldo's impact on the sport as a whole.

"He's a remarkable role model for all players," he said.

"What an advocate for every player, young and old, how to look after yourself, how to devote your life to your career, to have that hunger, that ambition, that drive, that willpower to win and succeed. He's a player that will always be a danger and you see it from his numbers already, he scores goals."


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