Bastian Schweinsteiger: Manchester United had to beat Leicester City if they want to win the Premier League

by Ben Topliss

Bastian Schweinsteiger has insisted Manchester United cannot hope to win the Premier League title if they repeat results such as the 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Saturday.

Schweinsteiger’s bullet header just before half time levelled things up at the King Power stadium after Jamie Vardy had opened the scoring for the hosts.

It was a disappointing evening for Man United as they missed the chance to go to the top of the league table. Schweinsteiger insisted United “have” to win against sides like Leicester.

When asked if he was happy with the draw, Schweinsteiger said: “Why? We are Manchester United. When you come to Leicester you have to win.

“I am happy to finally score. It was a very important moment, just before half-time. But I am not so happy because we are Manchester United and if you want to win something, you have to win at Leicester. We didn’t play well.”

The old cliche goes that teams win the title when they secure victories having not played well and United failed to do that against Leicester.

Once again, Louis van Gaal’s side were slow, cumbersome and struggled to create chances from open play. United’s generally solid defence certainly provides a basis for a title challenge but you get the sense that their issues at the other end of the pitch will be the undoing of them unless recruits are signed in the January transfer window.

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