Phil Neville rates Manchester United’s Premier League title chances after Wolves win


Phil Neville thinks Manchester United are well in the Premier League title race (Picture: Amazon Prime)

Phil Neville believes Manchester United can push Liverpool all the way in the Premier League title race after their dramatic win over Wolves.

The former United full-back has been impressed by the improvements made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season and thinks they are the most likely challengers to the defending champions.

While Neville still views Liverpool as the favourites, he suspects there are chinks in the armour of Jurgen Klopp’s side, particularly with their defensive injury crisis.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both long-term casualties at Anfield, while Joel Matip has suffered another injury, and Neville thinks the disruption to their backline combined with United’s new-found resiliance can give United real hope.

‘I think they can [challenge for the title],’ Neville told Amazon Prime after Marcus Rashford secured three points for his former side at Old Trafford.

‘I think what you’ve got to do when you’re looking at a title race is look at the competition.

Rashford supplied the winner (Picture: Getty)

‘Liverpool are out in front and rightly so, I think they’re the best team in the country.

‘But there is no other team that is actually grasping to go and challenge Liverpool.

‘Chelsea have slipped up, Tottenham have slipped up recently, Everton are up there who are in really good form.

‘Apart from that, Manchester City are just climbing. United are in this title race if they keep to this level of performance.

He added: ‘They’re playing better football, they’re entertaining, they’re starting to win at home. They’ve got a big squad, they’re scoring goals.

‘There’s no reason why they can’t sustain this. Ole has spoken about them being more robust – you can see that, the last 20 minutes you could just smell that they started to believe something might happen.

‘That’s what the best teams have. They’ve got to sustain that, keep that level of consistency but I do think they can maintain that for the rest of the season and challenge Liverpool who at this moment of time have got injuries and could slip up.’

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