Former United youngster plotting their downfall this weekend

Leicester City

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater says that he is hoping to beat his old side, Manchester United on Sunday despite still supporting the club.

Former Manchester United trainee Danny Drinkwater says that he will not be concentrating on the Red Devil's big name stars, when he faces his old side with Leicester City

Drinkwater never made an appearance for United during his time there and was sold two years ago to Leicester, but he doesn't hold any grudges towards his former club. 

On the contrary, Drinkwater says that he is normally cheering United on from afar, but he will plotting their downfall at the weekend. 

"I suppose Sunday's going to be a bit mad for me being a United fan but I'm looking forward to it," he said to United's official TV channel, MUTV. 

“Hopefully, my family will be supporting Leicester because of me but they're United fans as well. I like the Reds to win wherever they go but not this time!"

"I'll have to take it in my stride. If you get fazed, it only has a negative effect. So I'll be getting on with my game and not concentrating on the big names.

“Louis van Gaal has changed an awful lot there – and for the better it would seem from last weekend. It's exciting as a fan.”

Leicester host United as serious underdogs, given the summer signings, that Drinkwater talks about, which have been made at the club.

The Foxes have started their Premier League season brilliantly following promotion last year, and look a tough side to beat, but the Red Devils should have enough quality to come through. 

Over £150 million was spent on new arrivals over the summer, a tally which Leicester can only dream about spending, and United's new look side should have too much for Nigel Pearson's men.

That said, the Foxes have already proved a match for Arsenal and Everton this season at the King Power Stadium and they will be buoyed by this fact. 

Drinkwater is likely to partner Esteban Cambiasso in central midfield and the pair will have to be at their combative best if Leicester are to pull off a shock result. 

They worked well in tandem against Stoke City, but this is an even biggest test as they will be coming up against the likes of Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata in the United midfield. 

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