Leicester City manager Claude Puel has to decide whether to include Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire for their Premier League opener against Manchester United on Friday night according to the BBC Sport website.

The duo only returned to full training this week after being given extra time off due to their exertions with England at the World Cup helping the Three Lions reach the semi-finals.

Maguire featured in every game in Russia becoming the nations darling in the process while Foxes talisman Vardy made four appearances despite suffering a groin strain against Colombia.

With just four days of training behind them Puel has hinted that neither are expected to play at Old Trafford but with the two being so important to his side it is being rumoured that the Frenchman could spring a surprise and play them.

Both players have been the subject of intense transfer speculation over the summer especially Maguire who ironically could have been playing for United with the Red Devils having made it clear they wanted him but the Foxes managed to hold on to their star defender.

Vardy then made it a double cause for celebration for the Midlands outfit on transfer deadline day ending any question marks over his future by penning a new four-year contract that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2022.

In addition to keeping two of their major stars Leicester were also busy bringing in new blood signing centre-backs Caglar Soyuncu (Freiburg) and Filip Benkovic (Dinamo Zagreb) for a combined £29million on the final day of the window.

The Premier League curtain-raiser against United is expected to mark the debuts of the Foxes other major signings of the summer in Jonny Evans and James Maddison with both having recovered from injury.

Leicester winger Demarai Gray is also expected to be fit but there are doubts about Ricardo Pereira and Rachid Ghezzal with game time decisions to be made on both.


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