Foxes ace 'over the moon' to beat United; hails Cambiasso

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Ex-Manchester United trainee Danny Drinkwater says that he is delighted to have beaten his former club in his first appearance against them with Leicester City.

Danny Drinkwater says that he is over the moon after Leicester City beat Manchester United at the weekend.

In one of the most pulsating clashes in recent memory, the Foxes ran out 5-3 winners over United, as they put in a sensational attacking performance to beat Louis van Gaal's side.

United had appeared to have the points in the bag, but they conceded four goals after taking a seemingly unassailable 3-1 lead to provide Leicester with one of the most famous victories in the club's history. 

It was a memorable day for supporters and players alike, but few would have found it more special than Danny Drinkwater.

The central midfielder came through the youth-ranks at Old Trafford, before being deemed not good enough and sold two years ago.

He showed United exactly what they were missing at the weekend, though, as his performance in the heart of Leicester's midfield drove his side on victory and the 24-year-old admits that was delighted with the three points.

“It’s massive – I’m over the moon," Drinkwater said to the Leicester City website. "It’s a great result for the club, not just me personally, but for everyone.

“It was what we expected – fast with quality in abundance. We just had to match them up and show them what we can do when we had the ball – I thought as the game went along we started to show that.

“It’s a part of our game – breaking them down and picking them off – but United have got the quality and to touch on the result again, it was a superb win.

“We’ve shown it plenty of times that we can do it – we’ve got plenty of spirit and drive in the team and it’s what makes us lads as tight as we are.

“It’s massive – it’s the first time I’ve ever played them and to beat them, there’s not much better feeling in football.”

The win exposed United's defensive deficiencies, but left Leicester purring after what has been a great start to life in the Premier League following promotion.

Many predicted Nigel Pearson's men to struggle, but their start has defied expectations and they have already elevated themselves into the top half of the table. 

This is despite having to play Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea and Stoke City prior to their match against the Red Devils

One of their most important figures in their two most recent wins - against Stoke and United - has been Esteban Cambiasso

The Argentine legend was a shock addition at the King Power Stadium in the summer transfer window, and it seems that he has not just impressed the fans, but his Leicester team-mates since his arrival too. 

"He’s got quality, he’s a massive figure in our team and he’s a footballing legend," Drinkwater said.

"He speaks for himself, he scored a nice goal today and linked up quite well. He’s got plenty of experience so I’m sure he can help the boys."

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