Viv Anderson has suggested that Leicester City's Premier League title party will have to be put on hold as he is expecting Manchester United to come out on top when the pair meet on Sunday, the Daily Star reports.
Claudio Ranieri's men go into the game at Old Trafford knowing that three points would see them secure the league crown with two games to go at the home of the most successful side of the Premier League era.
But the former Red Devils defender believes that the absence of Foxes striker Jamie Vardy, who is suspended for the game, will be a crucial factor in the contest that will allow Louis van Gaal's men to seal the win and leave the title race to go on just that little bit longer.
"I think United will have too much for them. They can't really play on the counter without Jamie Vardy and it's a big pitch. I'd back United," he told the Star.
Though Anderson is backing United to win because Leicester will be without Vardy, Ranieri's side proved last week that they do not necessarily need the England forward to get results as they thrashed Swansea 4-0 at the King Power Stadium to arguably put one hand on the trophy.
And while United are likely to pose a much tougher challenge - having won six of their last seven games in all competitions - Leicester will still have the confidence to believe that they can prove Anderson wrong at the Theatre of Dreams in the same way that they have proved everyone else wrong this season.