MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 10:29:06

Kelechi Iheanacho excited for season opener

Iheanacho excited for season opener
© Reuters
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho says that he is excited for the first Premier League game of the season against Manchester United.

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has said that he is excited for the first Premier League game of the season against Manchester United.

The 21-year-old is likely to start next Friday's tie, with England international Jamie Vardy - who returns to Leicester a week before the fixture - expected to be rested.

Iheanacho, who scored three Premier League goals in an injury-hit debut campaign with the Foxes, has vowed to make his mark on the team should he be picked by manager Claude Puel.

"I am happy to get two goals in pre-season games. As a player if you have an opportunity you have to take it," the Nigerian international told The Mirror. "If I am chosen for the game against United I have to keep my goal-scoring record and work hard for the team and see how it goes.

"Everyone would be happy to play the first game of the season. I would like to be part of it and am looking forward to it. I think it is going to be a big season for the whole team and we are in good shape now.

"Last season it was a bit difficult coming back from injury and trying to get the same fitness level as the guys. Sometimes things don't go the way you want. But it is looking good this season. I am injury free and will keep working hard and am looking forward to the games."

Iheanacho appeared in all three group stage games before Nigeria were knocked out of the World Cup.


Click here for more stories about Kelechi Iheanacho

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Leicester City manager Claude Puel at the game against Burnley on April 14, 2018
Read Next:
Puel: 'Vardy, Maguire doubts for United'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account