Leicester City are on the verge of their first ever top-flight title and legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes the Foxes will be worthy winners.
Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in Premier League history, having won the title a record 13 times with the Red Devils. While Manchester United have failed to maintain those high standards, Leicester City have exceeded all expectations and are on the verge of an improbable title triumph with eight games to go.
The Scotsman recently admitted that Claudio Ranieri’s men deserved to win the league title, claiming they have been the best team in the league this season.
“Leicester have got the bit between their teeth, they’ve been the best team without question throughout the season and they deserve to win it,” Ferguson said in an interview with Sky Sports.
He also compared Leicester City’s ability to grind out victories to that of his previous Manchester United teams, stressing the importance of single-goal wins.
“They’ve won their last few games 1-0. I had a season at United where we had eight 1-0 victories and that won us the league,” he said.
“Those 1-0s are really important because it points out to me that they are a unit, they’re not going to lose… They have a determination about them and they are not afraid of the situation they find themselves in, which is important.”
Manchester United far from the best
While Leicester City are on the brink of history, Manchester United’s best days seem to be behind them. The Red Devils are currently languishing in sixth position, having crashed out of the UEFA Champions League and subsequently the Europa League. It looks increasingly likely that they will have to make do without European competition next season as well.
The last time they won the title was 2013, which was Alex Ferguson’s last season at Old Trafford. The Scotsman may be lauding Leicester City for their achievements, but he will be disappointed that his former club, where he spent 26 successful years, is nowhere close to challenging for the title.