Brendan Rodgers is hoping to have three key Leicester City players available for the trip to face Manchester United.

The Foxes head to Old Trafford on Saturday, 2 April, in what is both clubs first match after the international break.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United lost the reverse clash 4-2 at the King Power Stadium back in October which was also the first match after an international break.

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Rodgers has already stated that influential midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is set to miss out on the trip to the Theater of Dreams with a knee problem.

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The Nigerian international will have missed both clashes against United this season.

But in more positive news for the UEFA Conference League quarter-finalists, Rodgers is hoping to have three of their most influential players available to face Ralf Rangnick’s men.

Former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans came off the bench in the 2-1 win against Brentford having missed the last 12 games with a hamstring injury.

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Foxes top goalscorer Jamie Vardy could also return from a knee injury after missing the last two Premier League games.

The 35-year-old scored the crucial third goal back in October, moments after Marcus Rashford announced his return to action by drawing United level.

Speaking on Vardy’s potential availability, Rodgers said: “Hopefully Jamie should be back training with us within the next week or so, so that’s great news. He may not be too far away after the international break.”

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And after making his long-awaited return after a fractured fibula sustained last August – Wesley Fofana could make his first Premier League appearance of the season.

The 21-year-old French Under-21 international announced his return to fitness with his first Leicester goal in the 2-1 defeat in Rennes.

The former Saint Etienne man wasn’t risked against Thomas Frank’s Brentford side due to the games being in quick succession.

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But with Fofana having two further weeks to build up fitness, Rodgers could unleash Leicester’s ‘fantastic’ number three against Manchester United.

Rodgers added: “He’s an elite young player who’s going to develop into a top-class player.

“He’s a fantastic talent.

“We’re delighted to have him back but we’ve just got to assess him on a daily basis now.”

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