Manchester United manager wary of “nasty” Jamie Vardy
Louis van Gaal wants United to keep wraps on Vardy after the Leicester striker scored for the past ten matches
November 27th, 2015
All eyes will be on Jamie Vardy this weekend as the Leicester striker bids to continue an incredible run which has seen the former Fleetwood player score in his past ten Premier League clashes.
Vardy scored against Manchester United last season and now bids to find a way past a Red Devils defence that kept the latest of a string of clean sheets when drawing 0-0 with PSV on Wednesday.
Louis van Gaal admits that his team will have to be wary of a player whose lightning pace and bubbling confidence means that he could be afforded special treatment, with the Dutchman remembering what happened when the teams last met at the King Power Stadium.
Van Gaal said: “He was already last season a very nasty player for us. He scored, won a penalty, and now he is scoring 10 games in a row. I only know Dennis Bergkamp as a player who did the same with Ajax. It’s not so easy to do that.”
LVG also admitted that Leicester can’t be discounted from the title race right now.
“Normally this kind of club can be a long time competing, but at the end it is more difficult,” the 64-year-old said. “But in England, because of the quality of the teams, because every team has the money to buy players, the difference in the Premier League between clubs is not so high.”