Louis van Gaal has challenged his Manchester United players to “postpone” Leicester City’s hopes of winning the Premier League by securing three points in the clash between the two sides at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Leicester travel to Manchester this weekend knowing that a win against Man United would guarantee an unlikely title triumph.
Van Gaal insisted that Leicester won’t find it easy to win the league at The Theatre of Dreams.
“We cannot allow them to become champions at Old Trafford,” van Gaal said.
“We won’t spoil their party, just postpone it a little.”
Claudio Ranieri’s men have consistently been the best side in the league this season and they fully deserve to win it outright. Their story is a remarkable one given that they were relegation candidates just one year ago.
But United really cannot afford to come out of the clash with anything less than a win. United are still very much in the hunt for a top four finish in the league and, of course, title triumphs at Old Trafford are usually reserved for the team in red.
Jamie Vardy, who has been in excellent form this season, is suspended for the Foxes, while United have built momentum for themselves having secured a last-gasp FA Cup semi-final win over Everton last time out. It will be interesting to see how van Gaal and Ranieri set up their respective sides on Sunday.