Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who scored against Manchester United on Sunday, has said that the club did their research on Louis van Gaal’s formation and realised that there was an opportunity to exploit his side as a result of his tactics, as reported by BBC Sport.
Vardy was also keen to point out that while the Old Trafford club’s attacking options are genuinely worth worrying about, the nature of the side’s squad that it is possible to make opportunities.
He said: “As soon as we got back into it we were on a massive high, the crowd were right behind us. We created chances and we put them all away.
“We had done our research this week and their attacking options are frightening but the diamond formation they play leaves a lot of space behind the full-backs and we looked to exploit that.
“I am proud of the performance today but the main thing is that we got three points.
“This is a dream come true but I wont let it go to my head. I’ll get back for the Manchester City-Chelsea game and relax on the sofa.”
The former Fleetwood Town striker has had a crazy route to being a Premier League player. Having been released by Sheffield Wednesday’s academy when a youngster, he moved to Stocksbridge Park Steels.
From there, after 107 appearances, he joined FC Halifax Town, where he scored 29 in 41 games. A year at Fleetwood Town saw him score 31 in 36 games, and from here he was snapped up by Leicester City for £1 million.
After winning promotion with them last season as champions, he got his rewards for his efforts by scoring against Man Utd to send his side to a huge win.