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Manchester United have proven nothing yet | Damien Delaney

Manchester United are yet to show signs of being able to perform under pressure, according to Dam...

Manchester United have proven...

Manchester United have proven nothing yet | Damien Delaney

Manchester United are yet to show signs of being able to perform under pressure, according to Damien Delaney.

Delaney joined Saturday's Off The Ball to discuss the challenge facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side as they prepare to take on Leicester City on Sunday.

The former Crystal Palace defender is still doubtful of the impact that Solskjaer has had on improving the team.

"I've laid it out that I'm not a fan of this manager, not for Manchester United football club if you think of the size of the club and the power that club wields, they need a big strong character in there and I don't think he is it," said Delaney.

While there have been signs of new life in the United team since the restart, they have had a favourable run of games against sides at the bottom of the table.

They have yet to show signs of being able to thrive under real pressure, according to Delaney.

"There's something about Man United were I just feel like it's possible for them to mess this up tomorrow," the former Ireland international said.

"They're capable of winning games that they're not expected to win, they can go to Manchester City where there is no pressure on them, nobody expects anything of them and I think they can go and deliver a performance."

"I'm still not sure they're at a level where they can just go out and deliver in games they're expected to."

Leicester are missing a number of high-profile names tomorrow, including playmaker James Maddison.

Brendan Rodgers has eased the pressure on his own side, by intimating that United need Champions League football more than Leicester do.

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The former Celtic manager will definitely have a gameplan tailored to nullify United's counter-attacking threats, claimed Delaney.

With David de Gea going through a difficult spell at this moment in time, and a less than solid back four in front of him, there will certainly be chances for Leicester tomorrow.

Delaney argued that de Gea's inconsistent form would worry the two centre-halves playing in front of him.

"If your goalkeeper isn't sure of himself, isn't inspiring you and you know that you have to limit shots on target you feel very nervous playing in front of him."

He questioned whether the collapse of his proposed move to Real Madrid has contributed to the loss of confidence.

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"I think he's probably been jilted out of a move, and he's lost focus and lost love for Manchester United. At that level, if you come off it even one per cent or two per cent, it will show."

While Manchester United supporters will be desperate to see de Gea recapture the form that saw him become the unquestioned number one goalkeeper in the world, Leicester will hope the slump will continue.

Jamie Vardy will be looking to add to his goals tally and clinch the Golden Boot award.

Off The Ball will have live commentary of Manchester United and Leicester City tomorrow. The game kicks off at 4 PM.

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