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Liecester Could Embarrass Man Utd

Vardy (left) will miss the Old Trafford battle
Posted: May 1, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Paul Merson believes Leicester winning the Premier League title at Old Trafford would be ’embarrassing’ for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal.

The Foxes can clinch the title with a victory on Super Sunday, which would leave Manchester United’s hopes of finishing in the top four in tatters.

Merson has, however, backed Louis van Gaal’s side to triumph in his predictions, and thinks it will be fitting if Leicester’s remarkable story ends with them winning the trophy at home against Everton next week.

“If you’re a Manchester United fan you don’t want Leicester winning the Premier League there on Sunday, that would be the last thing you need,” Merson told Sky Sports .

“If you’re the manager of Manchester United and that happens you’re in severe trouble. Louis van Gaal is under pressure as it is, I know they’re in the FA Cup final, but if this team gets beat at home and Leicester win the league in front of 75,000 of their fans? They aren’t going to be happy with that.

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“They had it a few years ago [in 2001/02] when Arsenal went there and won it, and that was bad.

But this would be even worse for them in my opinion.

“No disrespect, but little Leicester going to big Manchester United and winning the Premier League – it’s embarrassing I’m afraid. I don’t think it will happen, though, and I think Manchester United will win this game.

Arsenal won the title at Old Trafford in 2002 “I was very impressed with them in the first half of the FA Cup semi-final, and with Wayne Rooney playing a bit deeper they’re a better team.”

He added: “The story of Leicester winning it is unreal, but to put the icing on the cake and go and win it at one of the biggest football clubs in the world? Honestly, I’ve thrown the book I’m reading into the sea because of Leicester. It’s been extraordinary, but this would be the ultimate story of all time. It would be unbelievable.

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“What’s happening this season is an absolute miracle. If you’re reading a book and it says a 5,000/1 shot wins the league, then all of a sudden you’re on the last page and you win it at Old Trafford? You can’t write that, it’s impossible.

“If I’m being honest, though, you’d like to see them win it at home against Everton. Their fans have been great this year and they deserve it.”