English Premiership

Herrera: Leicester won't have it easy

2016-04-29 13:00
Ander Herrera (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Ander Herrera insists Manchester United won't be walkovers at home against league leaders Leicester City on Sunday, adding that they still have a chance to secure a Champions League spot for next season.

The Foxes need only three points from their three remaining games to win their maiden top-flight title and a victory at Old Trafford will give them that.

But Herrera says Louis van Gaal's side have other ideas as they look to close the five-point gap to fourth-placed Arsenal, with a game in hand on the teams in the top four.

"First of all I have to say that we think about Manchester United, we are still in the race, we have to be in the top four it's very important for us," the Spain international told Sky Sports News.

"After that it is true that we are playing against Leicester, a very good side who are playing fantastic. But we don't want them to win the title at Old Trafford - I think they deserve to win the league but I hope they can do it at home.

"We are Manchester United and we have to win because we have to be in the Champions League next season.

"Leicester can win the league at Old Trafford but it is not our business. Our business is Manchester United, we have to fight until the end for the top four and that's what we are going to do.

"After that if Leicester wants to win the league at home they will have to play very good because I think we are in a good moment."

 

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