Ritchie de Laet, who joined Leicester last month, has spoken about the impact Manchester United has had on his career.

He was a surprise signing from Stoke in 2009 and in the few opportunities he was given in the first team he looked like a good prospect.

The 23-year-old spent time out on loan at Sheffield United, Preston, Portsmouth and Norwich, before believing it was time to find a club where he could play regular football.

“I’m looking forward to finally coming into a team that are focused on going places and I can settle down now and not worry about where my next move is going to be,” he said. “I’ve signed a three year deal, which will allow me to settle down in Leicester and concentrate on my football. It was great for my education up there in Manchester because everything is first class at United, from the players to the backroom staff at the club. It was really helpful for me there, but you can only do so much for the reserves and if I wasn’t going to get a chance in the first-team next season it was better for me to move on.”

Leicester finished 9th last season, 9 points away from the play-off position. United youngster, Matty James, also joined Leicester this summer.