Claudio Ranieri & Louis Van Gaal | Two men who want the same thing for different reasons
Manchester United must not allow Leicester City to win the Barclays Premier League at Old Trafford – with and by all footballing means necessary.
Leicester requires three more points to secure the title. That is what Claudio Ranieri and his men want – must they get what they want? I don’t think so! United also want something and must win a place in the top four still up there for grabs and four important matches left to play.
Louis Van Gal and his men must secure a place in the top four despite Ranieri’s need to win the Premier League. Van Gaal and his men need the three points more than Ranieri’s men – trust me.
As if Van Gaal read my mind, he warned Leicester City that his Manchester United players will not allow them to win the Barclays Premier League title at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Louis Van Gaal
Speaking to reporters at his pre-match press conference at the Aon Training Complex on Friday afternoon, van Gaal said:
“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 bit.
I was the first who said that they could be champions and now a presenter [Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker] has to wear underwear when they are the champions. For me it is not a surprise; I say that many, many times. I believe in team building and the manager has done that with this team.
They had the circumstances to play always with the same team as they did not play so many matches as the other teams in the league, so it is always possible. It is good for the Premier League and the sport of football that not always the same teams are the champion.”
On Ranieri Van Gaal said:
“Yeah, it was never easy to beat his teams,” van Gaal told reporters. “Valencia and Barcelona is also more or less a derby so it is a difficult match. He has always organised his teams very good.”
A little diversion as Manchester United’s left-back Luke Shaw pushes for a comeback and hoping to return to action before the end of the season.
The 20-year-old resumed outdoor training on April 4 after months of recovery from a double leg fracture sustained in the Champions League defeat to PSV in October 2015.
“At the moment, my leg feels really great every time I go outside. There was a bit of aching at the start but now they are all gone. It is just back to hard work now and hopefully I will see the fans before the end of the season.
I have missed football so much. It was hard for me to watch it at times because I missed it so much and I just wanted to be out there.
It has not been easy for [the medical staff] either because they have to sometimes deal with me being a little bit moody or what not, but we have all got through it really well.”
Now back to my gist as United face Leicester City, Norwich City, West Ham and AFC Bournemouth in their final four Premier League matches before the Emirates FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on May 21.
United must beat Leicester and confiscate all three points whether Ranieri, his men or Leicester fans like it or not.
Van Gaal’s men must not allow Ranieri’s men to win the Barclays Premier League in the Theater of Dreams.
Up Man U!