Leicester City boss plays mind games ahead of Manchester United clash

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, believes his side are not as under pressure to be in the UEFA Champions League next season as Manchester United are.

The Foxes fell to fifth, after losing to Tottenham 3-0 last weekend, but could still secure a top four finish if they beat United this Sunday, but Rodgers, in a bid to calm the pressure on his side, said United need to be in Europe more, considering how much they’ve spent on transfers recently.

Speaking during his pre-match conference, the former Liverpool boss told reporters: “I think there is a difference where we want to be in the Champions League.

“We would love to be able to do that but when you are a club like Manchester United or one of those super clubs, there is a need to be in the Champions League for many reasons.

“That is pretty clear. For us, we would want to be in it. We will give everything we can. If we fall short then we have still had a really good season in the first season we have been together.”

“When you (United) are at that level of spending and everything else there is a need to be in there and that brings a different level of expectation.”

Rodgers may be playing mind games, but we do have to admit he’s got a point. We haven’t been in Europe for a while now, despite spending so much on transfers, and that needs to change. Besides, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer also needs to convince fans and the club that he can deliver at the top stage.