By Kealan Hughes

27th May, 2021 | 5:30pm

Sir Alex Ferguson backs future success for Leeds due to a special factor

Sir Alex Ferguson has predicted that Leeds United can achieve big things in the future, and win the Premier League, because they are a one-club city.

The ex-Manchester United manager was touching on his successful period in charge of Aberdeen, another one-club town, where he won ten trophies in eight years.

And Ferguson argues clubs like Leeds and Leicester have a great chance of doing well due to the support they have behind them.

In an interview with GQ, he said, “So when I went to Aberdeen, that was the platform. That was the tools I needed. Because it was full-time. And it was a decent squad of players they had. There was no question.

“The first year, we got to two finals. The next year, we won the league. And from that moment on, it was a great place to be. It’s a great city, Aberdeen.

“I always think that one-town teams have a chance. Like Leeds in Leeds, Leicester in Leicester – you’ve got a chance of having a whole city behind you.”

Bright future

Leeds have always had the potential to be one of the biggest clubs in the country because of our brilliant fanbase.

However, now we have the structure in place to re-assert ourselves at the top of the English game, and wealthy connections on the board, not least with the San Fran 49ers.

It may take a few more years to establish ourselves amongst the big six as there is a lot of ground to make up, but there is no reason why we cannot start competing for Europe from next season.

Marcelo Bielsa is one of the best managers in the division and he makes even average players stand out.

Stuart Dallas has been magnificent in his first-ever season in the top flight, a previously misfiring Patrick Bamford got 17 league goals, and the likes of Raphinha and Diego Llorente have been very impressive since signing.

There have been many other successes this season, and if we continue to improve and recruit well we should join the likes of Leicester and West Ham in breaking into the top six.

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