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Saturday 17 February 2018

Sir Alex Ferguson interview - what he said

Sir Alex Ferguson says Leicester would be deserving Premier League champions
Sir Alex Ferguson says Leicester would be deserving Premier League champions

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has given an interview to Sky Sports in which he offered his thoughts on this season.

Here is a selection of the best bits...

On Leicester

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. You would think their inexperience would count, but Leicester have unbelievable energy and togetherness that suggests they're going to see it through.

On Tottenham

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. Tottenham's biggest problem (in the summer) will be keeping Mauricio Pochettino. There will be a lot eyes on him.

On Dele Alli

He's the best young midfield player I've seen in England for many years, probably going as far back as (Paul) Gascoigne. The boy's got everything - it's early doors for him, of course, but the signs are fantastic.

On this season's failure of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool

Big clubs don't miss out for too long. They all do something as expectation is so high and their history is so good so they won't be missing for a long time.

On England's Euro 2016 hopes

I think it is one of the best chances of international success in the European Championships with the squad they have got. (Harry) Kane has been fantastic, hits the target well and he reminds me of Alan Shearer in that most of his shots were on the target.

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