Gary Neville refused to rule out Manchester United from winning the Premier League after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went up front and encouraged United fans to “drift” ahead of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.
United’s deserved 1-0 win over Burnley put them three points ahead of champions Liverpool and top the Premier League in 17 matches for the first time since the 2012/13 season in which they won the title under Sir Alex Ferguson.
It marks a stunning turnaround for Manchester United since losing at home to Arsenal in early November, and Sky Sports Neville analyst enjoys the situation – and the completely unexpected scene for United over Liverpool in the league table.
“I don’t think anyone is saying Manchester United will win the league but the fact that they are fighting for the title … awesome. I never imagined that,” Neville said.
“It’s a strange season. Why don’t the Manchester United fans believe? Why not believe this team? Look at the top three, look at the fourth midfield, look at Bruno Fernandez – they have some great players.”
“The other teams are not doing well. Man City is sitting there quiet and calm, nobody really talks about them, but they are doing very well and that’s a real risk. But in the next few days it’s time to have a little fun. A few days will not be comfortable for Liverpool.” .
Against all odds, United would end the week six points behind Liverpool if they win at Anfield V.
Super Sunday Direct clash Sky SportsBut does Neville really think United can end the season as champions?
“I think these players feel they can have a really special season.
It’s strange, it changes every week, you don’t know what’s going to happen and there’s an element of unpredictability and Manchester United can take advantage of that.”