‘Not good enough’

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 00:12 |
Gary Neville.

Manchester, Monday    

Gary Neville says Manchester United’s current standing in the Premier League table is ‘bizarre’ as he believes their performances have been ‘horrible’ at times this season.  

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have moved up to third in the table with a game in hand on the rest of the top-six after beating Leeds United 6-2 on Sunday - but nevertheless, Neville remains adamant United will not win the league.  

Neville opinion juxtaposes that of ex-Manchester United captain Roy Keane who believes United are true title contenders. 

Speaking on his podcast, Neville said: “For Manchester United it was about closing the gap, no one ever thought they would be in a position to go so close.

“They’re going to go second in the league if they can close that gap. It doesn’t feel like Manchester United have played like that.

“There has been talk of the manager’s job, going out of Europe was a big problem, the performances at times have been horrible.’

He added: ‘You just watch them and think there isn’t a team emerging there who can challenge for the title.

My gut feeling is to still say I don’t think Manchester United are going to win the league.

“But I am surprised, it’s bizarre where they are considering a couple of weeks ago you were thinking this could be difficult, a challenging period coming into Christmas, but it’s looking a little bit rosier.

“Their form’s really good. They’re scoring goals, coming back in matches, today they’ve played well, it’s a big game against Leicester on Boxing Day, but there’s something not right. 

“But then when you look at where they are in the league, and they can go two points behind Liverpool, if you’d said at the start of the season they’d be in a position to do that, coming into Christmas, you’d have snapped everyone’s hands off.’  

With United up to third just the week before Christmas, it is the best league position the club has found themselves ahead of the busy festive fixture schedule since Sir Alex Ferguson left. - Daily Mail

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