Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy happy to see Leicester's Jamie Vardy beat his record

Leicester City

The England striker is on the verge of securing his place in Premier League history.

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has revealed that he would be happy to see Jamie Vardy break his Premier League record for scoring in the most consecutive games, but only on one condition, the Daily Mail reports.

The England striker will have the opportunity to score in his 11th successive league game in the Foxes' next clash, which coincidentally, is against van Nistelrooy's old side.

The Dutchman admitted that he would be pleased for the 28-year-old to set the new benchmark, but only as long as his teammates have nothing to celebrate at the end of the game. 

"He can score one on Saturday, in fact I hope he does but hopefully United score three and win 3-1! But no, seriously, if he does it, I'll be delighted for him," he said.

Surprisingly, Saturday's game at the King Power Stadium will see the Premier League's top two face off, with Claudio Ranieri's men currently topping the table. So perhaps, there is no opportunity more fitting - especially given that it would be against the club with whom van Nistelrooy set the previous record - for Vardy to secure a place in history. 

However, he will be lining up against the strongest defence in the division. United have conceded just nine goals, and Troy Deeney's penalty last time out was the only time in their last six games in all competitions that David de Gea had been beaten.

But, Leicester have been causing surprises all season, so one more could certainly be on the cards. 

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