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Brendan Rodgers reveals Wesley Fofana was fasting in Leicester’s draw with Man United and praises defender after long injury absence


Brendan Rodgers has praised Wesley Fofana for his performance in Leicester’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United, which came after the defender began fasting for Ramadan.

Fofana played a key role as Leicester put on an impressive display at Old Trafford and were unlucky enough to come away with just one point.

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Fofana impressed in the draw

Brendan Rodgers reveals Wesley Fofana was fasting in Leicester’s draw with Man United and praises defender after long injury absence

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And Rodgers was massively impressed with his returning defender

The Frenchman had become a star player in his first season in England, but his second campaign was cut short after a horrific pre-season break.

The 21-year-old managed to come back before the end of the current campaign by playing 78 minutes and scoring in a UEFA Conference League clash at Rennes and then completed the full game against United.

It didn’t come without difficulties, however, with his manager, Rodgers, revealing that Fofana had started fasting for Ramadan.

“He just started Ramadan,” Rodgers explained. “He didn’t eat or drink anything.

“Playing like that shows what a player he is.”

The £36.5million signing from Saint Etienne had a comfortable night against United, whose strikerless system failed to dominate the game.


Brendan Rodgers reveals Wesley Fofana was fasting in Leicester’s draw with Man United and praises defender after long injury absence

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Fofana kept United threats at bay

The point lifted Leicester to ninth place in the Premier League table.

They then face a tough task in the form of Dutch Eredivisie title contenders PSV Eindhoven in the Conference League quarter-finals on Thursday night.

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