Only Tottenham can stop Leicester says Ferguson

Only Tottenham can stop Leicester winning title says Ferguson.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told Sky Sports he only sees Tottenham Hotspur stopping Leicester City from winning the Premier League title this season.

Leicester are currently five points clear of Spurs at the top of the table, with Arsenal, who have a game in hand, trailing the Foxes by 11 points.

Ferguson, who won 13 league titles during his 26 years in charge at Old Trafford, backed Leicester to lift the title in December and again this month March, in a feat which would complete a stunning turnaround for the club after they escaped relegation last season.

And the Scot is confident Claudio Ranieri’s men will complete the job during their final seven matches of the term, despite the form of second-placed Tottenham.

“Leicester are nearing the finishing line, that is the biggest task,” Ferguson said. “They have to remain consistent to what they’ve done, there is no point changing what they’ve been doing for the previous six months.

“There will be testing times for them and they have to come to terms with the fact they will drop a point or two — they may even lose a game. But others will drop points, that’s the nature of the Premier League, it’s a tough league.

“I only see Tottenham being a danger to Leicester. Tottenham, at the moment, are playing some of the best football I’ve seen from a Spurs team in many years. But Leicester have got the edge. I think they’ll get there.”

Ferguson added: “Leicester have got the bit between their teeth, they’ve been the best team without question throughout the season and they deserve to win it.

“I don’t see any nerves and that’s down to the manager, he’s brought a calming influence. It’s fantastic, they are a breath of fresh air and it’s great for the game.”

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