Leicester’s Jeffrey Schlupp Recalls How United Shaped Him As A Player
Leicester City need just three points to win their first top-flight title in their 132-year history and Jeff Schlupp can win the title against Manchester United at Old Trafford – a club where he had unsuccessful trial.
The Ghana international was on trial at Old Trafford during 2012-13, but it didn’t work out and Schlupp returned to his boyhood club. The midfielder admits the six-week trial with United shaped him as a player.
“To me, it was an opportunity, I went there, saw how it worked and came back here a better player,” he said.
“I did meet Sir Alex a couple of times actually. He was really nice to me and just told me, obviously, I’m here because I’m a good player, just to enjoy it and then who knows what will happen.
“I don’t think I could ever turn down a move to Manchester United but I didn’t get the opportunity at the time.
“However, it has moulded me into the player I am. Leicester City is my club, has always been my club and I’m grateful to be here.
“It is a dream to win it there and get the trophy at home. But we have to take each game as it comes. Of course, we will try and do it.
“I was talking to some friends during the Tottenham-West Brom game and I was thinking we are literally one win away from a dream since I was young.
“It is surreal at times but as professional footballers, we are here to win things and we have a good opportunity now.
“Since I’ve been here we’ve had the same laundry woman as when I was 12. Same kitman, chefs and it’s great to see that we’ve all gone through the transition stage together as a club. They’ve been loyal to the staff and we’ve all gone through this journey together.”
A victory against the Red Devils would see them clinch the title, but the Foxes will not be presented with the Premier League trophy this afternoon.
Instead, the silverware will be taken to the King Power Stadium on Saturday when Leicester take on Everton.