Michael Owen predicts Leicester City v Manchester United; hails Leonardo Ulloa

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen speaks highly of Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa.

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has been singing the praises of Leicester City’s summer signing Leonardo Ulloa.

The Argentine striker joined the newly-promoted Premier League outfit from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer transfer window for £8 million.

The 28-year-old had featured in the Championship with Brighton prior to his move to the Foxes, and there were doubts on whether he would be able to cope with the rigours of the English top flight.

But Ulloa has made a bright start to his Premier League career, and has scored against Everton, Arsenal and Stoke City.

Owen is impressed with the former Almeria star’s performance so far this season, but does not believe that his goals will be enough to prevent Leicester from suffering a home defeat to United on Sunday.

‘The signing of Jose Ulloa looks to have been an inspired piece of business by Nigel Pearson and, having scored against Everton and Arsenal at the King Power, I think Leicester will find the back of the United net on Sunday’, the former Liverpool striker wrote on Betvictor.com.

‘That said it is unlikely to be enough to stop this new-look United side from taking all three points’.

United will indeed be favourites heading into the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Louis van Gaal’s side won their first competitive game of the season last weekend, as they hammered Queens Park Rangers 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Angel di Maria was the star of the show for the Red Devils against QPR, and he will once again be a real danger for Leicester.

However, Leicester have shown against Everton and Arsenal that they can take points off the big teams, and manager Nigel Pearson will certainly want his players to stage an upset against United.

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