‘It does not even bear thinking about’: Manchester United legend Gary Neville admits rivals Liverpool could win the title… but he’d prefer Manchester City to beat them to it
- Gary Neville believes Liverpool can win the Premier League title this season
- Neville would rather Manchester City win the league instead of Liverpool
- City are top of the league, while Liverpool, who also have 23 points, are second
- Manchester United, meanwhile, are languishing in tenth place in the table
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has admitted that Liverpool could win the Premier League title this season but revealed that he would prefer for Manchester City to beat them to it.
During Neville’s illustrious career United were often challenging for the title, but that appears unlikely to be the case this season, with Jose Mourinho’s side currently languishing in tenth place in the Premier League.
City are top of the table, with Liverpool in second place having also amassed 23 points.
Gary Neville believes Liverpool are capable of winning the Premier League title this season
Neville isn’t appeased by the prospect of either Liverpool or City winning the league, but revealed that he would rather see Pep Guardiola’s side triumph if he had to choose.
As reported by Sky Sports, Neville, who was speaking at the launch of former Class of 92 team-mate Ben Thornley’s autobiography, said: ‘The last thing I want to see is Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the league! Liverpool could potentially win the league this season and that does not even bear thinking about for a United fan.
Neville admitted that he would prefer for Manchester City to win the title rather than Liverpool
GARY NEVILLE’S MANCHESTER UNITED HONOURS
Premier League: 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2008/09
Champions League: 1999, 2008
FA Cup: 1996, 1999, 2004
League Cup: 2006, 2010
Community Shield: 1996, 1997, 2008
Intercontinental Cup: 1999
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
‘And in some ways the lesser of the two evils is, let’s hope City win it if it is going to be one of the two. Because at this moment of time, Liverpool actually look really dangerous and they are going to go a lot closer, and that is a real threat.
‘So that should be the biggest challenge for United, because in reality you are looking at the two most successful clubs in English football history and that should motivate everybody to try and make sure the club wins.’
Chelsea are also in contention for the title, with Maurizio Sarri’s side in third place, two points behind City and Liverpool.
Arsenal, who have won eleven games in a row in all competitions, surely can’t be discounted, and Tottenham will also have aspirations of winning the title, with both north London teams currently on 21 points.
United, meanwhile, have won just four of their nine league games so far, with much uncertainty remaining regarding the future of manager Jose Mourinho.
Liverpool host Cardiff on Saturday, while Chelsea will be seeking to get the better of Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.
Manchester City face a tough task on Monday as they look to continue their unbeaten start to the league campaign when they play Tottenham at Wembley.
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