Nigerian and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, has said he believes he has what it takes to score against Manchester United again in today’s Premier League opening fixture at Old Trafford, The Mirror reports.
United and Leicester will get the 2018/2019 Premier League season rolling when they clash at Old Trafford.
Iheanacho bagged an assist and scored the winner for Manchester City in a 2-1 win against United almost two years ago, and is determined to hit the back of the net at United’s home again after rediscovering his best form this pre-season.
“I think everyone is looking forward to that game. Coming from Man City to Leicester and playing against Man United I think the City fans are going to support us in that game.
“I scored against United in the derby so it was a good experience and I am looking forward to hopefully doing it again.”
Iheanacho is in line to start against United ahead of teammate Jamie Vardy, who is only just back from his post-World Cup holiday.
The 21-year-old was in superb form in pre-season after netting for a third successive pre-season game on Saturday, taking his tally to four goals this summer with a double in a 2-1 win away to French club Lille.
“If I am chosen for the game against United I have to keep my goal-scoring record and work hard for the team,” said Iheanacho.
“I would like to be part of it and am looking forward to it. I think it is going to be a big season for the whole team and we are in good shape now.
“Last season it was difficult coming back from injury and trying to get the same fitness level. Sometimes things don’t go the way you want. But it is looking good this season.
“I am injury-free and will keep working hard and am looking forward to the games.
“The World Cup helped [He played in all three of Nigeria’s games in Russia, starting twice] — we didn’t get to go through but it was a good experience and good fitness.”