Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers distances himself from Man United job amid pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Brendan Rodgers dismissed reports linking himself with the Manchester United job amid pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It had been claimed that the Leicester boss was ahead of fellow reported candidate Antonio Conte to replace the Norwegian if results continue to tumble at Old Trafford.

But Rodgers, 48, has insisted that he is focused on the Foxes ahead of Saturday’s match with Arsenal.

"I don’t even think about it," the Northern Irishman told reporters on Friday. "I’m sure the supporters are probably tired of it. At Leicester, there is always a link.

"My focus is always here with Leicester and developing the football club and challenging for honours. The directors, staff and players all have the same vision."

Rodgers’ side sit ninth in the Premier League ahead of the visit of Arsenal, after bouncing back from a slow start to go five unbeaten in all competitions

More improvement is on the way, according to the manager, with Leicester still not “at the heights” he expects.

He added: "I think it's one where we've got to concentrate. We have to focus on how we're performing.

"We're not quite at the heights but we've regained that spirit and commitment. We've seen the quality in spells.

"We're not playing quite to the level we want or we are capable of but we're returning to that and it's a testament to the players' mentality that we are getting victories."

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