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Published: 18:30 | 24/4/16

Ulloa "still feeling" back injury

Argentine striker suffered back spasm against Swansea

Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa says he is still feeling pain from the back injury that forced him out of the final stages of the Foxes' 4-0 win over Swansea.

The Argentine forward netted twice in Leicester's emphatic Premier League victory over Francesco Guidolin's side at the King Power Stadium, but was unable to complete the match after suffering a back spasm in the final moments.

Ulloa, who deputised for the suspended Jamie Vardy against Swansea, may now be a doubt for Leicester's crucial match against Manchester United at Old Trafford next Sunday.

"In the last play I felt it a little in my back and so I will wait and see," he told Sky Sports.

"But I feel it a little bit still."

The match against Swansea was the first league game Vardy has missed since March 2015, a run of 45 matches, and the England striker will learn on Monday whether he will be also suspended for the encounter with Louis van Gaal's FA Cup finalists next weekend.

The 29-year-old accepted the Football Association's charge of improper conduct on Thursday for his angry response to referee Jon Moss, following his second yellow card against West Ham on 17 April.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says Sunday's win over Swansea proves his side are not a one-man team reliant on the goals of Vardy.

"Everyone wanted to see our answer without Jamie Vardy. That was a fantastic answer. We have to change something without him, but we made a fantastic match," the Italian said.

"I was very pleased with Leonardo [Ulloa] and [Jeffrey] Schlupp and with all my players.

"Ulloa gave a fantastic performance, scored two, attacked, defended. He was our top scorer last season and he has not lost his ability.

"I was sure he would give this performance and I was confidence when I saw them in training because they trained so well."

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