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NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - November 21: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates with Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City after scoring to equal Ruud Van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James' Park on November 21, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Leicester City can surprise everyone and win the league this season.

Claudio Ranieri’s men are top of the league after 15 matches and two of the top scorers of the Premier League play for them. Jamie Vardy has scored 14 goals while Riyad Mahrez is second with 10 goals.

Ferguson says Leicester should be looking to buy in January to become the most unlikely champions of the Premier League history.

“What is the manager Claudio Ranieri saying to the owners? Because if I were him I’d want an investment in January because this is a big opportunity.

“They could win the league the way they are playing at the moment and they have goals in their team. That is not the owners’ problem. The problem for the owners is have they got the money? I think they have.

“Do they trust the coach? The problem will always lie with the coach because he has got to pick the team. Adding more players to it, he has only given himself a problem.

“At the moment, he can pick the same team because he has a limited squad and is doing very well. But if he wants to win the league, I think he should add to it. And I think there may be a great chance.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  Sir Alex Ferguson in converstaion with Sir Michael Moritz, Co-authors of Leading: Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United during TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 - Day 1 at Copper Box Arena on December 7, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Sir Alex Ferguson in converstaion with Sir Michael Moritz, Co-authors of Leading: Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United during TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 – Day 1 at Copper Box Arena on December 7, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

“For instance, back in ’92-93 when we won the League for the first time, Norwich led until the middle of March, the whole season. But we beat them at their own ground and won the league.

“So, for a small club historically like Leicester City, they have a challenge. How far can they go with this present squad, can they last the whole season?

“I was listening to Peter Schmeichel last week and what he was saying was fantastic, talking about how people are under-estimating Leicester City.

“This is a team with fantastic vitality, speed, energy. Peter was saying at the moment Leicester are the best team in the league, without a doubt. But, the question is, how long will it last? Have they the resources to continue throughout the season?”