Wes Morgan

Morgan: We Share The Fans’ Excitement

It will be imperative that Leicester City show their intent during their 2018/19 Premier League opener at Old Trafford, says captain Wes Morgan.
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- Leicester City must ‘show they mean business’ when they kick-off their 2018/19 Premier League season against Manchester United
- Backed by the Blue Army, City will head to Old Trafford on Saturday 11 August (3pm kick-off)
- Morgan believes Wolves will show a similar desire to when the Foxes gained promotion to the Premier League in 2014

On Thursday, the Foxes discovered they will take on 13-time Premier League champions Manchester United on Saturday 11 August (3pm kick-off) to get the new season underway.

A fixture that is highly-anticipated amongst players and fans alike, Morgan wants City to put in an impressive display for those that will travel to Manchester.

“The fixtures were the first thing I looked for when I got up this morning,” said Morgan. “It’s one of those days where I think both the players and the fans are doing exactly the same thing – we all can’t wait to find out who we’re going to play on the opening day.

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Wes Morgan scored a crucial goal for the Foxes at Old Trafford against Manchester United in 2016.

“It’s always exciting. For me, obviously the first thing you look for is the opening game, which we always hope is at home in front of our fans.

“Although we’re away again this year, it is against Manchester United, so it gives us a great opportunity to show that we mean business this season.

“As always, we’re relying on our fans to create a special atmosphere for that game because Man Utd are a quality side, but we’ll be going there to get a result.

“After that it’s a home game against Wolves. As a squad we’re always looking for that first home match and a chance to put in a performance for the supporters, who will have been looking forward to that first home game as much as we have been for all these weeks.”

In many ways, playing a newly-promoted team is just as dangerous as playing a team like Man Utd

Wes Morgan

As City were in 2014, following a return to the Premier League, Wolves will be a side bursting with confidence after lifting the Championship title in May, Morgan believes.

“In many ways, playing a newly-promoted team is just as dangerous as playing a team like Man Utd,” he continued.

“There’s still a few of us here who remember our first few games after promotion in 2014 so we know all about how motivated they will be to put their stamp on the Premier League, and rightly so – they had a great season to get promoted.

“We can only focus on ourselves though. We’ve already added some great quality to the squad at Leicester City and we’re determined to be a match for anyone in the league.

“With the fans behind us like they have been ever since I arrived, we hope it can be a great season for everybody.”

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