Claudio Ranieri not getting carried away as Leicester close in on title

Claudio Ranieri not getting carried away as Leicester close in on title

But the Italian, who has masterminded Leicester's unbelievable run to the title this season, was a little more forthcoming when discussing whether or not something like this could happen again.

It seemed the unlikeliest bet in football before the start of the season when Karishma Kapoor made a decision to put £2 on last season's relegation strugglers to top the league this time around, at odds of 5,000-1.

United still need six points to ensure that they don't record their lowest-ever Premier League points tally, but they do go into Sunday's match having gone nine unbeaten at Old Trafford and with only two home defeats in 27 all season.

"We are still in the first five, past year we were in the first four, so the difference in points [to Leicester] is not bigger than with Chelsea I believe", he said.

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

- If they win this match, Leicester will become the first team to win their first top-flight league title in England since Nottingham Forest in 1977-78.

Other bettors have held firm, remaining determined their team will win the league. "It's not so easy to buy players for a club like Manchester United", Van Gaal said.

"I think every club has played lousy matches, also Leicester City, but they have won their lousy matches".

But United are also desperate for a win to close the five-point gap to Arsenal and Manchester City as they chase Champions League qualification.

At the start of April previous year, Leicester sat rock bottom of the Premier League table and looked doomed to relegation.

In the mean time, Joined boss Louis van Gaal says his side are expecting "putting off" rather than "wrecking" Leicester's title good times. I have told the players this time that everything is in our hands.

Given the intensity expected from both teams, Tottenham Hotspur fans will have their fingers crossed as their team are the only ones who still stand a chance to nick the title. And Sunday will be a very, very tough match.

"It's a good opportunity but for this reason we have to be focused". Fourth position is okay, third position then we have reached our aim.

"If we are doing so well so far why do I have to change?"

But the Foxes victory, along with Manchester City's run to the semi-final of the Champions League this season, is proof that football moves quickly and what seems impossible really isn't.

Ranieri asked for clauses of his own, granting him incentives if the club qualified for the Europa League, the Champions League or won the English Premier League.

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