Argentine press react to Ulloa's Leicester slaying di Maria's United

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There was great South American interest in Leicester City's 5-3 destruction of Manchester United as the line-ups contained multiple Argentines.

Leicester City "embittered" Manchester United with a humbling 5-3 score over the weekend, wrote La Nacion recently.

The Argentine newspaper focused particularly on Leonardo Ulloa - a largely unheralded 28-year-old journeyman striker from General Roca, who has gone on to represent C.A.I, San Lorenzo, Arsenal Sarandi, Olimpo, Castellon, Almeria, Brighton and Hove Albion and, finally, Leicester City in his professional career to date.

Finally coming of age in his peak years as an athlete, Ulloa has now scored five goals from five Premier League appearances and, as La Nacion note, that is a superior record than legendary Manchester United hit-man Ruud van Nistelrooy during the start of the Dutchman's striking tenure at Old Trafford.

Most would have expected United forward Angel di Maria, a £59.7 million recruit from Real Madrid, to have inspired his country's press into talking-up the nature of the Premier League, however, it is Ulloa who is the subject of a large feature-length piece in La Nacion.

"Why is the Premier League different from all the leagues? It is for games like this," the report said. "In a match full of emotions, changes, results and golazos, Leicester soured the fantastic team that Manchester United has, after trailing 3-1 and with four goals scored in just over 20 minutes… City won 5-3."

Another La Nacion article said: "Leonardo Ulloa became, at 28, the most expensive player in the history of Leicester City (£8 million) but since his arrival, Ulloa has become one of the idols after scoring in his first game against Everton, again against Arsenal, in the win against Stoke and twice in the historic win over Manchester United."

Who is Ulloa?

Then Brighton boss Gus Poyet was the one who brought Ulloa to England after admiring his "scoring burst in Spain". Before competing in English football, the striker led a journeyman career and had a paltry goal-scoring ratio for various Argentine clubs.

He is now, finally, beginning to enjoy an idol's status due to his exploits in front of goal for Castellon, Alberia, Brighton and now the Foxes.

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