Sir Alex Ferguson: Leicester City can win the Premier League if they sign new faces in January

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Sir Alex Ferguson has made the sensational claim that Leicester City can win the Premeir League this season - but only if they make signings in January, according to the Telegraph.

The Foxes are currently top of England's top flight on 32 points, two ahead of Arsenal, and with Jamie Vardy and Rihad Mahrez spearheading their attack have been excellent.

"What is the manager Claudio Ranieri saying to the owners?" Ferguson began, "because if I were him, I'd want an investment in January because this is a big opportunity."


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While most of the plaudits so far have gone to Vardy and Mahrez, the whole team have been impressive. The engine room of Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante has been one of the best midfield pairings in the league, offering dynamism, positional awareness, creativity and a willingness to attack.

Perhaps, though, Leicester's most important figure has been Robert Huth. Since he arrived in February, Ranieri's side have conceded 38 goals in 29 games - compare that to the 41 conceded in 24 games before his arrival in the Midlands and it's clear to see the German has made a difference.

His presence and influence in the back four has allowed the gifted, talented flair players that Leciester possess to go forward with intent, knowing they have a strong foundation behind them.

It is easy to see why, considering the unity and quality shown by the Foxes, Ferguson considers Leicester as title challengers.

If they can reinforce and invest wisely, without disrupting the balance of the squad, they have a fantastic chance. The next group of fixtures for Leicester will determine their credentials too, with visits from Chelsea and Manchester City at the King Power Stadium and trips to Merseyside to face Everton and Liverpool imminent.

Come out of that fairly unscathed and Ranieri's men have the relative safety of a home game against Bournemouth.

The next month, as it always does, will prove telling in who will be competing for the Premier League come the end of the season. Only time will tell if December is the end for Leicester, or simply another chapter in their so far extraordinary journey.

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