Van Gaal: Leicester cannot win title at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants his side to stop Leicester City from winning the Premier League title at Old Trafford on Sunday. 

Leicester only need three more points to be crowned Premier League champions for the first time, but Van Gaal wants the Red Devils to delay their victory. 

Should United come away with three points during the clash with the league leaders, it will boost their chance of finishing in the top four. United currently sit in fifth place on the Premier League standings and trail Arsenal, who occupy fourth place, by five points. However, the Red Devils do have a game in hand. 

“We have to close the gap so the pressure is on us still. We have to win every game that we have to play,” Van Gaal told reporters. “City still have to play against Arsenal, though, so one of those shall lose points. 

“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 will be the champions a week later, so we don't spoil the party, just postpone it a little bit.

“We are fighting for the qualification to the Champions League and we are still in the FA Cup, so we have to fight for something and we shall do it. Hopefully, we can beat Leicester City.”

Meanwhile, Van Gaal also feels that the Premier League will benefit if Leicester clinch the title as it will show that every team is in with a chance. 

“It is good for the Premier League and the sport of football that not always the same teams are the champion,” he added.