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Leicester boss weary of Man Utd 'swagger' on Sunday

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson Credit: PA

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson feels Manchester United have got their "swagger" back ahead of their Premier League clash on Sunday.

The Foxes chief admits Louis van Gaal's side are starting to click after they kick-started their season last week.

A 4-0 Premier League win over QPR was their first victory of the season under Van Gaal after a troubled start which saw them lose to Swansea and suffer a 4-0 humiliation at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

But Pearson insisted United have begun their road to recovery ahead of their clash at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

He said: "United look like they have a swagger back, they have added quality. Whenever there is a change in manager you can have people who have a short-term impact.

"When you have someone in charge for as long as Sir Alex (Ferguson) the transition period will never be easy.

"They have been a huge presence within the English game for a long time. I'm sure they will reignite that at some point.

"The scrutiny and build up to games like this would suggest there is an awful lot at stake. That in itself can bring different pressures.

"We have to get our preparation right and try and not get too wrapped up in the occasion."


Northampton Town sign Leicester midfielder

Ryan Watson in action for Leicester City under 21s earlier this month Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town have signed Leicester City midfielder Ryan Watson on loan until January.

The 20-year-old joined Leicester a year ago, and has been part of their development squad since.

Ryan is a player we have tracked since last Christmas. I have seen him play at least half a dozen times and he has impressed me.

He is an all round good midfield player. He gets about the park, he is strong in the tackle and he can pass the ball well. He wants to come and play senior football and that is a really refreshing attitude.

We have tried to bring him in before and I am really pleased we have been able to get the loan completed now. Thanks to Leicester City for allowing us to borrow Ryan, there is a good relationship between the clubs. They know we will look after him, he will help us and he will also gain valuable experience at the same time.

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager

The Foxes claim deserved point against Arsenal

Ulloa was Leicester's standout player against Arsenal Credit: PA

Leonardo Ulloa claimed a deserved point for Leicester City as they matched Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.

Alexis Sanchez scored his first Premier League goal only for Ulloa to instantly level in the first half.

But Ulloa missed a glorious chance to win it after the break when he fired wide with just Wojciech Szczesny to beat.

The match ended 1-1 and Leicester sit 15th in the league.

You can read the full match report on the ITV Sport website.

Pearson on Cambiasso: "He's here as a footballer"

Leicester City Manager Nigel Pearson has told ITV News Central that his latest signing joins as a footballer and not to make up numbers.

Last night, the club announced that 34-year-old Esteban Cambiasso would join the Foxes on a one-year-deal. The former Inter Milan captain has also played for Real Madrid and has more than 50 international caps for Argentina.

Hear why Esteban Cambiasso wanted to join Leicester City

Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso says he's joined Leicester City to become a player in the Premier League. He signed a one-year-deal and met journalists at the King Power Stadium earlier.

City won't know until tomorrow whether he'll be eligible for the home game against Arsenal on Sunday.


Esteban Cambiasso introduced to media at Leicester City

Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso is introduced to the media at King Power Stadium Credit: Gareth Owen/ITV News Central

Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso has been introduced to the media at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City's newest signing.

He 34-year-old told reporters: "In the past I've played in Spain and Italy, but for my career I need to play in the Premier League."

"I chose Leicester and I am happy. I hope the fans are happy with me."

Leicester City sign Argentine midfielder Estevan Cambiasso

Esteban Cambiasso has signed for Leicester City Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Leicester City have announced the signing of Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.

The 34-year-old is the second most decorated Argentinian footballer of all time and has previously played for Real Madrid. He has more than 50 international caps to his name.

Leicester City eyeing three new players

Nigel Pearson wants to add to his squad before the transfer window closes Credit: PA

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is eyeing three new players before the end of the transfer window as the Foxes close in on Esteban Cambiasso.

Manager Pearson confirmed talks have progressed with the former Inter Milan midfielder, who is available on a free transfer.

The ex-Argentina international could be in before Leicester host Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.

He is available after leaving Inter following 10 years at the San Siro and Pearson remains upbeat over the deal.

Esteban Cambiasso playing for Inter Milan again Spurs in 2013 Credit: PA

Cambiasso is still a possibility. There's been progress over the weekend so I'm more hopeful than I was on Friday and Saturday but until there is a definitive answer I'm loath to talk too much. But I am hopeful it can be done in next couple of days.

We've been trying to do business and it has not materialised so far. But hopefully this week we can still do business and bring players in we want to bring in.

I recognise there is a need for added numbers and we have to do that in this window. There are subtle differences this year to last year.

We've been very positive but it is nice to have different options.

Two or three hopefully is the aim. It would be nice to be able to achieve that.

– Nigel Pearson, Leicester City Manager

Leicester host Shrewsbury, where Pearson started his career, in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday without Danny Drinkwater (hamstring), Jamie Vardy (thigh) and Matty James (shin).

Pearson added: "Danny will be introduced back into training this week so maybe available for the week. Matty's shin is still sore so we will have to take that one at the right pace especially with a break coming up."

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