Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has given his verdict on the club’s chances of winning the Premier League title in the ongoing season.
Speaking to Sky Sports, as relayed by Transfer Market Web, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has claimed that if the club went on to win the Premier League title this season, it would only be through momentum and not because they are the best team in the competition.
Manchester United have made a fairly solid start to their league campaign, winning four of their five matches while drawing the other, which sees them sit third in the table, level on points with the top two, Chelsea and Liverpool, but behind on goal difference.
While the start has been impressive, there have been occasions when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have left things too close to comfort in matches, as was seen in their win against Wolves, and more recently, West Ham United, when they had to rely on Jesse Lingard’s special strike and David de Gea’s last-ditch penalty stop to bag three points.
This is in contrast to how Chelsea have played this term, with the Blues looking firmly in control of proceedings each time they have taken the field.
And Neville believes that the London giants are the better team at the moment and if Manchester United would go on to beat them to the title this term, it would be because of momentum and special moments like the De Gea save against West Ham.
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“Manchester United were fortunate in the end but this is what they are – ‘the odd bunch’ that play in moments during games. United’s team performance was nothing like what we saw from Chelsea and that’s why I’ve been saying that the best team will win the league,” the former Manchester United skipper said on Sky Sports.
“If Manchester United go on and win this league, it’ll be through momentum and it’ll be through moments and it’ll be through having so many wonderful players in forward positions. But with Chelsea, the champions of Europe, they’re a better team when you watch them. Our eyes don’t lie.”
With just five games into the season, it is too early to predict who will go on to win the title. However, based on signs, it promises to be one of the most closely fought title races in recent memory. Apart from Manchester United and Chelsea, Liverpool are also very much in the mix and one cannot rule Manchester City out despite the champions dropping points early in the campaign. Exciting times ahead for fans.