• Manchester United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford on Sunday
  • The Foxes will clinch the Premier League title with victory over United
  • Jamie Vardy and Co arrived for training in high spirits on Friday morning
  • Vardy will miss Sunday’s clash after being handed extra one-game ban

Matt Maltby For Mailonline

He’ll miss Leicester City’s potential Premier League title-clinching clash with Manchester United but Jamie Vardy still has every reason to smile as the striker arrived for training on Friday morning. 

The England striker will miss Sunday’s crunch clash at Old Trafford after a regulatory commission handed the England international a one-game ban over his FA improper-conduct charge. 

But it was business as usual for the 29-year-old striker as he arrived at the club’s Belvoir Drive base in his Bentley Continental GT which was understood to have been bought for £168,000. 

Leicester City's star striker Jamie Vardy arrived for  training in his Bentley Continental GT on Friday morning

Leicester City’s star striker Jamie Vardy arrived for training in his Bentley Continental GT on Friday morning

The striker will miss his side's potential title-clinching match at Manchester United due to his suspension 

The striker will miss his side’s potential title-clinching match at Manchester United due to his suspension 

VARDY’S BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT

Bentley Continental GT 

Cost: £168,000 

Top speed: 198mph 

0-60mph: 4.3 seconds 

Engine size: 5998cc

Max power: 582 bhp 

Fuel economy: 19.9 mpg

Cost of J9 VDY number plate: £250

The striker, who has played a starring role in his side’s fairytale season by notching 22 top-flight goals, signed autographs for fans who welcomed the players to training. 

But Vardy, the former non-League striker, wasn’t alone with his Leicester team-mates also being mobbed by fans eager to catch a glimpse of the potential title-winning stars. 

A win at Old Trafford will secure title glory after second-place Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by West Brom on Monday night. 

With reason to smile, Leonardo Ulloa – who deputised for the suspended Vardy in the 4-0 win over Swansea last weekend – was more than happy to sign autographs for fans. 

And Christian Fuchs, who has also enjoyed a stunning season after joining from Schalke last summer, was all smiles as he arrived for training. 

Vardy, who has  notched 22 top-flight goals, signed autographs for fans who welcomed the players to training

Vardy, who has notched 22 top-flight goals, signed autographs for fans who welcomed the players to training

Christian Fuchs was all smiles as he arrived for training ahead of his side's crunch clash on Sunday afternoon

Christian Fuchs was all smiles as he arrived for training ahead of his side’s crunch clash on Sunday afternoon

Leonardo Ulloa deputised for the suspended Vardy in the 4-0 win over Swansea and is expected to start again

Leonardo Ulloa deputised for the suspended Vardy in the 4-0 win over Swansea and is expected to start again

JAMIE VARDY’S SEASON STATS AND THE PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 

Appearances: 34

Goals: 22

Shot accuracy: 58 per cent

Chances created: 45

Pass accuracy: 65 per cent

Yellow/red cards: 6/1

Claudio Ranieri’s men will have to make do without their leading striker after Vardy was handed an extra one-game ban for his reaction to being sent off in the 2-2 draw with West Ham on April 17.

The England striker angrily pointed and swore at referee Jon Moss, who had brandished a second yellow card for diving, and the three-man panel decided it was worthy of further punishment.

Vardy missed Leicester’s 4-0 win over Swansea on Sunday, watching from his executive box at the King Power Stadium, before attending the PFA awards in London and collecting a commemorative plate for scoring in a record 11 Premier League games in a row. 

But he’ll undoubtedly be part of the celebrations on Sunday should the Foxes clinch the Premier League title at Old Trafford. 

Peter Soulsby, Mayor of Leicester hangs a 10ft Leicester City FC scarf around the Liberty Statue

Peter Soulsby, Mayor of Leicester hangs a 10ft Leicester City FC scarf around the Liberty Statue

The Mayor of Leicester poses proudly with the Foxes scarf ahead of their crunch clash with the Red Devils 

The Mayor of Leicester poses proudly with the Foxes scarf ahead of their crunch clash with the Red Devils 

Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway, presenters of Good Morning Britain, donned blue and white wigs on Friday

Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway, presenters of Good Morning Britain, donned blue and white wigs on Friday

Film star Mads Mikkelsen joined in on the fun on Good Morning Britain by wearing wig with Leicester's colours 

Film star Mads Mikkelsen joined in on the fun on Good Morning Britain by wearing wig with Leicester’s colours 

And the city is preparing to welcome their stars home following Sunday’s clash with Peter Soulsby, the Mayor of Leicester, hanging a 10ft Leicester scarf around the Liberty Statue on Friday. 

Thousands of fans are supporting the Backing the Blues campaign, which has been led by the Leicester Mercury and BBC Radio Leicester, in support of the players. 

Even Good Morning Britain, the British breakfast programme on ITV, showed their support for the Foxes with presenters Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway donning blue and white wigs. 

Film star Mads Mikkelsen also joined in on the fun by wearing the wig with Leicester’s colours during his appearance on Friday morning.

The Leicester City players celebrate after defeating Swansea 4-0 in the Premier League last weekend 

The Leicester City players celebrate after defeating Swansea 4-0 in the Premier League last weekend 

Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri is on the brink of clinching a sensational top-flight title with the Foxes

Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri is on the brink of clinching a sensational top-flight title with the Foxes

Louis van Gaal (right), who has led United to the FA Cup final, welcomes Leicester to Old Trafford on Sunday 

Louis van Gaal (right), who has led United to the FA Cup final, welcomes Leicester to Old Trafford on Sunday 

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