Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is keen to avoid the sight of Leicester City celebrating their seemingly inevitable Premier League title triumph at Old Trafford this Sunday.
Two points are all that Claudio Ranieiri’s team require, with a victory sealing the title with two games to spare, but with United still in the hunt for a top four spot, the Dutchman is keen to keep the Foxes’ champagne on ice for the time being.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Van Gaal had this to say: from the manager: “I think we have to beat Leicester because we are still in the race for the first positions so we have to beat them. We cannot allow that they are the champions this weekend at Old Trafford. I think they shall be the champion a week later, so we don’t spoil the party, just postpone it a little.”
Despite an unimpressive season, United’s top four hopes are still hanging in the balance, with 4th place Arsenal hosting Norwich City and Southampton entertaining 3rd place Manchester City.