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Louis van Gaal: Leicester City are favourites to win the league

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United manger Louis van Gaal believes Leicester City can win the Barclays Premier League this season.

The Midlands Club are currently favourites to win the league and are sat five points clear at the top of the table after a convincing 3-1 win over Manchester City last weekend.

Claudio Ranieri’s side have already won against the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham Hotspur this term but van Gaal has warned Leicester’s players they must prove their ability to cope with the pressure of expectation.

“They are the favourites because they are five points away from the rest. Is it possible? Why not?” van Gaal said.

“Maybe their players can cope, but that you do not know and that is a question that both Leicester and Tottenham must answer.”

What a story it would be for Leicester to have gone from rock bottom to winning the Premier League within the space of 15 months, and it’s completely theirs to lose now.

For United, the focus is on re-gaining a top four spot like we did last season. It would represent a failure of the overall objective to improve on last season but the way things are going, we’d grab your hand off if you offered us fourth spot this year.

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