Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez visits his former Leicester teammates as Harry Maguire prepares to face Manchester United at the opening of the Premier League at Old Trafford.
- Riyad Mahrez joined his former colleagues from Leicester on Thursday night
- Mahrez met his old friends before his game against Manchester United
- Much attention will be focused on Harry Maguire, which United has wanted to sign
- Jamie Vardy has signed a new agreement keeping it in King Power until 2022
Tom Farmery for Mailonline
Riyad Mahrez rejoined his former teammates from Leicester on Thursday night, even if it was only for a few hours.
The Manchester City summer signing for £ 60 million visited some of his old friends as Claude Puel's team prepared for their visit to Old Trafford on Friday.
Leicester de Puel faces Manchester United of José Mourinho in the raising of curtains of the Premier League.
Riyad Mahrez visited the hotel of the Leicester City team in Manchester on Thursday night
Mahrez met his former Leicester teammates before his game at Old Trafford
Mahrez arrived at the hotel of the Leicester team in Manchester on Thursday night and, no doubt, was full of advice on how his old colleagues should stand on United.
A player who will not need any help or motivation when the game starts at 8pm is Harry Maguire.
After an excellent exhibition of the World Cup for England, Maguire has been the object of great interest in the country and abroad.
Harry Maguire and the rest of his teammates arrived in Manchester on Thursday night
Jamie Vardy has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him in Leicester until 2022
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will want a quiet night at Old Trafford on Friday
United was one of the clubs that reached an agreement for the 25-year-old central defender.
Interest peaked towards the end of July, when United reported being willing to pay up to £ 60 million, but Leicester did not change its decision not to sell its half-star.
Puel had a lot of fun mentioning Maguire's United search at his pre-match press conference on Thursday.
Vardy signed a new contract in Leicester hours before the club traveled to Manchester
Claude Puel confirmed that Maguire would go to Manchester but only for his party on Friday night
Manchester United coach José Mourinho failed in his attempts to sign the central defender
Asked about the interest of United, the head of Leicester, Puel, joked: "I can confirm that you will go to Manchester, but only for a couple of hours!
"I am happy to have Harry, he is our best player, I am a football manager and I want to keep our best players for the team and for our season, we want to maintain good ambition.
"We lost Riyad Mahrez, who was a very valuable player for us, so it was important to keep our best players and have good team members, we have to prepare for this season with good chances."
Leicester will also be driven by forward Jamie Vardy's decision to sign a new contract at the club. Vardy signed a new four-year agreement to keep him at King Power Stadium until 2022.