Ian Wright shows his admiration on Twitter for underrated Leicester star Albrighton

Leicester City

Leicester City drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Former Arsenal player Ian Wright took to social networking site Twitter in order to share his admiration for Leicester City’s Marc Albrighton following his display during his side’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

The English winger has been a key figure for the Foxes this season, scoring two goals and grabbing a further six assists in 36 Premier League appearances (including 33 starts) for Claudio Ranieri’s men.

Incredibly, Albrighton used to be on the books of Aston Villa but was inexplicably allowed to leave the club on a free and join Leicester after making very few appearances at Villa Park.

Most Villa supporters felt it was a mistake letting him go, and his wonderful form over the past 18 months illustrates what a poor decision it was as Albrighton marches towards a league title win.

Writing on Twitter during the Foxes’ draw at United, Wright commented on his admiration for the winger as he highlighted the simplicity in Albrighton’s game which makes him so effective.

The 26-year-old is not your typical flashy winger. He gets the ball and he whips crosses in with minimal fuss.

Albrighton has averaged 1.4 successful dribbles, 1.4 crosses and 1.7 key passes per match this season.

The draw for Leicester takes them eight points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, meaning Spurs now have to win each of their remaining matches to stand any chance of toppling the Midlands club.

Spurs face fellow London side Chelsea away on Monday, while Leicester host Everton next weekend.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch