Leicester unchanged for Man Utd title clash

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A victory at Old Trafford against Manchester United on May 1, 2016, would give Leicester City fans their first top-flight title in their 132-year history (AFP Photo/Ben Stansall)
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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri named an unchanged starting XI for his side's potential Premier League title-clincher against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

With Leicester three points away from a fairytale title success, Leonardo Ulloa continued to deputise for the suspended Jamie Vardy up front, while Jeff Schlupp kept his place on the left wing ahead of Marc Albrighton.

Prior to last Sunday's 4-0 win over Swansea City, when Ulloa and Schlupp came into the side, Ranieri had named the same team for six successive games.

"I feel good, but we know this will be a tough match. Manchester United are fighting for the Champions League," Ranieri told Sky Sports.

"I ask my players for the same performance. We do not want to change our mindset. I am curious to see if my players feel something different. I hope not, but it is important to check.

"My message to them will be to play the same. I am very excited. The story is fantastic."

United manager Louis van Gaal, whose side are gunning for a top-four place, made one change to the team that beat Everton in last weekend's FA Cup semi-final, with Antonio Valencia replacing Timony Fosu-Mensah at right-back.

Victory at Old Trafford, where they have not won since January 1998, would give Leicester the first top-flight title in their 132-year history.

A draw or defeat could also suffice, but only if second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who trail Leicester by seven points, do not better their result at outgoing champions Chelsea on Monday.

After taking on United, Leicester entertain Everton in their final home game next weekend before finishing the campaign at Chelsea.