London, Jan. 2 (ANI): Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson thinks Leeds could be back in the Premier League in a couple of years, and he will welcome them with open arms.
Fergie admits he has missed the fallen Yorkshire giants since they were relegated from the top flight back in 2004.
The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying: "I don't think they will be too far away from the Premier League in the next couple of years. They look to be an absolute certainty for the championship next year."
"The motivation that is coming from the manager means they have a great chance of being in the Premier League in the next couple of years," he added.
"I don't have to spell out what Leeds have meant to Manchester United over the years. It would be a fantastic, feisty occasion every time we have met. It always carried a degree of hostility, which meant we had to tell the players to behave themselves on the pitch because there was no need to add to the problems off the pitch," Ferguson said. (ANI)