ULLOA FAN­CIES DOING DOU­BLE OVER ‘FAD­ING FORCE’ UNITED

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DISH­ING OUT HURT: Leo Ulloa LEO ULLOA in­sists Le­ices­ter can hurt Manchester United again this week­end af­ter claim­ing their op­po­nents are not the force they used to be.

The rock-bot­tom Foxes stunned Louis van Gaal’s side when the teams met in Septem­ber, romp­ing to a 5-3 win at the King Power Sta­dium.

And Ar­gen­tinian for­ward Ulloa, who scored his ninth goal of the cam­paign in Satur­day’s FA Cup tri­umph at Tot­ten­ham, in­sists there is no chance of United be­ing caught off guard in Satur­day’s re­verse fix­ture at Old Traf­ford.

“It’s dif­fer­ent be­cause when we played them be­fore they didn’t know us. But they do now,” said Ulloa.

“We are in a dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tion now, but it’s im­por­tant for us to have con­fi­dence.

“Even though we know it’s dif­fi­cult, we will go there with the men­tal­ity to win.

“We need to play with the same in­ten­sity. We must play strong, de­fend well and use the counter-at­tack.

IM­PRESSED: Kra­maric they played well. It gives us con­fi­dence.”

The Foxes are likely to hand a full Premier League de­but to £9mil­lion Croa­tia for­ward An­drej Kra­maric.

Boss Nigel Pear­son was im­pressed with his show­ing against Spurs.

“I think An­drej grew into the game,” said Pear­son.

“He can see that life in English football is that bit quicker, but I thought he showed some great in­tel­li­gence and some of his runs were brilliant.

“It was a great op­por­tu­nity for him to be­come a lit­tle bit more ac­cli­ma­tised in a game in which, when you look at the pri­or­i­ties of the sea­son, the Premier League is the pri­or­ity.”

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