Leicester won't lift Premier League trophy at Old Trafford

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Leicester City could be crowned champions of England on Sunday in a ground that has seen so much success in the Premier League era, Old Trafford.

The Foxes travel to Manchester United knowing three points will be enough to seal the triumph that few believed was possible. Having already defied odds of 5,000/1 to stand on the verge of winning the title, few would be surprised to see them seal it against the 13-time winners.

However, Louis van Gaal's men will not have to sit idly by while Leicester's travelling fans celebrate as their team will not be allowed to lift the trophy at Old Trafford under any circumstance.


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According to the Mirror, Premier League bosses are standing by their policy of only presenting the trophy at the victor's final home game of the season. That means they may have to wait for their game against Everton on May 7 to get their hands on the coveted award.

Should the title go to its final day, they will then have to receive the trophy on the same ground it was lifted in the previous campaign. They face an away tie against Chelsea, who have little to play for in the final weeks of the season, on Gameweek 38.

It has already been made clear that, should Chelsea have a say in the title race, they would rather hand their crown to Leicester than Tottenham, the only other team who can now topple Claudio Ranieri's men.

The game

Manchester United have their own agenda to fight for when they come up against Riyad Mahrez and co. as they continue to chase Manchester City and Arsenal for a top four place. Currently, they are five points behind both of their rivals and will need to win all four of their remaining games to have any realistic chance of leapfrogging one or the other.

The fact that Jamie Vardy will watch the game from the stands will come as a massive boost to United. The England international, who has 22 Premier League goals to his name this season, is suspended after being found guilty of improper conduct by the FA. Vardy reacted aggressively to referee Jon Moss after he was shown a red card in a recent game against West Ham.

United have lost only two games at home this season and are slight favourites going into the fixture.

Chelsea's influence

But Leicester will remain hot favourites to seal the title regardless of Sunday's result. Indeed, they could even secure the title without lifting a finger a day later with the help of Chelsea. The Blues host Tottenham on Monday Night Football and Mauricio Pochettino's men will need to better Leicester's result to retain a mathematical possibility of winning their first title.

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