Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has certain assets that suit modern-day football.
As reported by Sky Sports, the former Red Devils boss has named four important things he likes about the England international, praising his aggression, speed, energy and threat in front of goal.
After breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy's record to became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches, Vardy has come to prominence for the Foxes.
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In fact, with 14 goals to his name, the forward is currently the league's leading scorer, so it's not entirely surprising that he's been praised by Ferguson.
The Old Trafford legend stated: "My son Darren, when he was at Peterborough, almost signed Vardy, but Leicester City came in at the time.
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Praise for Vardy
"There was a great article in the Daily Telegraph by Tim Sherwood about non-League football, about how people are under-estimating it. That is another example. Stuart Pearce and Cyrille Regis came from non-league football.
"This is something that maybe is being overlooked. Vardy is a great example of never giving in and keeping a great belief in himself. He has got certain assets that suit modern-day football - he is aggressive, he is quick, he has got energy and he's got a goal in him."
There's no doubt about it, Vardy has been a revelation this season. Inspiring Leicester to the top of England's elite division, the dynamic ace deserves the recent praise he has accumulated.
Naturally, the Leicester City man has been linked with some of the big boys recently. Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been credited with interest in the red-hot striker, but it remains to be seen as to whether either club step up their pursuit in the near future.
At 28-years-old, it could be now or never for the aforementioned forward, so perhaps he really should consider a transfer. But with Leicester flying high under the guidance of Claudio Ranieri, Vardy would be taking a risk in leaving them behind. With Euro 2016 on the horizon, perhaps the striker should see out the job he has started at the King Power Stadium.
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