Man Utd target Brendan Rodgers insists he is committed to Leicester as search for Solskjaer's replacement continues

BRENDAN RODGERS has again stressed his commitment to Leicester City.

However the Foxes boss admits he expects speculation linking him with the vacant Manchester United job to linger until they announce a permanent replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Until then, Rodgers says all his energy will be spent improving his side's current form, starting with tomorrow's must-win Europa League home tie against Legia Warsaw.

Asked if being one of the front-runners for the United job was a compliment or detrimental to his preparations for Legia, Rodgers replied: "I don't take it as anything. For me it's not real. 

"There's always gossip and speculation and I suppose that will always be there until Manchester United appoint a full-time manager."

Leicester are currently third in Group C and must beat Legia to stand a chance of topping their group and avoiding an extra round against one of the Champions' League drop-outs. 

The Foxes are currently 12th in the Premier League and haven't kept a clean sheet in the Premier League or Europa League since the opening day of the season against Wolves – 16 games ago.

But Rodgers, who heard his side booed at half-time and at the end of Saturday's 3-0 home defeat to Chelsea, made it clear he's ready to stay and fight.

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However the Foxes boss admits he expects speculation linking him with the vacant Manchester United job to linger until United announce a permanent replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Until then, Rodgers says all his energy will be spent improving his side's current form, starting with tomorrow's must-win Europa League home tie against Legia Warsaw.

Asked if being one of the front-runners for the United job was a compliment or detrimental to his preparations for Legia, Rodgers replied: "I don't take it as anything. For me it's not real. 

"There's always gossip and speculation and I suppose that will always be there until Manchester United appoint a full-time manager."

TOUGH RUN

Leicester are currently third in Group C and must beat Legia to stand a chance of topping their group and avoiding an extra round against one of the Champions' League drop-outs. 

The Foxes are currently 12th in the Premier League and haven't kept a clean sheet in the Premier League or Europa League since the opening day of the season against Wolves – 16 games ago.

But Rodgers, who heard his side booed at half-time and at the end of Saturday's 3-0 home defeat to Chelsea, made it clear he's ready to stay and fight.

"I've always said my commitment is here," he said: "My commitment is to this group of players, this team.

"We've created an environment and a culture here which is about the continuous development of the team and the players.

"That's the way I see it – even more so in this period where our results are a little bit inconsistent. So it (leaving) doesn't come across my mind to be honest.

"But I respect you guys have work to do and stories to say and want to create a narrative. But for me, it doesn't include me."

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