Louis Van Gaal: Leicester City success not embarrassing

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists he doesn’t feel any shame seeing Leicester City lead the Premier League.

The unfancied Foxes have shocked the top clubs this season – including Manchester’s big two City and United.

Van Gaal said: “What Leicester are doing is not an embarrassment to the richer clubs.

“That is sport and that also makes sport beautiful. The money is not always dominating.

“It’s the quality of the team and Leicester are an example of a team who play like a team, so you have to give a big compliment to the manager Claudio Ranieri and his staff.

“The Premier League is very strong and the difference in levels is not as big any more.

“Anyone can win or lose when they play against each other.

“That is the difference to the French League or the Dutch League. In the Spanish League, you can also lose to anyone but maybe Barcelona are the exception.

“Injuries have been a factor in our season but when I repeat that, everyone says I’m finding an excuse but those are the facts.”

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