Leicester are a point and a place above United in the table.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers thinks it is absurd to cross out Manchester United in the title race.
The Foxes host United on Boxing Day with the set intending to close the space to Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
United are 3rd in the table, just a point and place behind Leicester with a game in hand.
Rodgers’ side are 4 points adrift of leaders Liverpool as they install their own obstacle however he insisted it would be negligent to dismiss United’s title opportunities.
He stated: “Yeah, definitely. There’s in some cases a story around Manchester United, the big clubs have huge expectations, if you lose a game it’s a catastrophe.
” They will be dissatisfied heading out of the Champions League since the history has been built on the great successes they have actually had in Europe.
“But we’re not even half way, they have played 13 games and they are a club who are expected to be up there. It’s a long season.”
United leapt to 3rd after their 6-2 win over Leeds at the weekend.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under severe pressure this season following United’s early Champions League exit, while speculation has continued to surround Paul Pogba’s future.
Rodgers needed to compete with comparable problems around his players and his own future while at Liverpool and Celtic however firmly insisted Solskjaer is dealing with the pressure well.
He stated: “It’s hard however what you need to do is filter all the negativeness and story that might exist and toss it away. You do not let it get in.
” I’m quite sure whatever sound there is Ole appears very focused. You understand with him there he desires the very best for Manchester United.
” You have an authentic Manchester United man and he wishes to get the club went back to its worths and the level of winning they are utilized to.
” They have somebody there who has remained in that situation as a player who is seeking to take that back as a manager.
” He also understands it’s going to require time since he dealt with the very best in Sir Alex Ferguson and for Sir Alex it took a little bit of time since you’re offering young players chances.
“You regulate it, you know there is pressure there – it’s just what level it comes at you and you will find your own ways.”