Gary Neville insists Manchester United WON’T win the Premier League because ‘they’re short up front’


Gary Neville insists Man United WON’T win the Premier League title because ‘they’re short up front’ – a week after ruling out Arsenal as well – while Roy Keane believes their ‘level of performances’ is behind the Gunners

Gary Neville has insisted Manchester United won’t win the Premier League despite their push to clinch the title this season.

United are currently 11 points behind leaders Arsenal in the table and after a late defeat to the Gunners in a crunch tie in the title race on Sunday.

Neville who made over 600 appearances for United as a player, insisted United are ‘short compared to other teams’ in the race when speaking on Sky Sports before the game at the Emirates.

Gary Neville has insisted Manchester United won’t win the Premier League title this season

Neville said his former side are 'short up top', as they chase down Arsenal and Manchester City

Neville said his former side are ‘short up top’, as they chase down Arsenal and Manchester City

‘I don’t think they (Man Utd) are (in the mix for the title)’, Neville said.

‘I think they’re short compared to other teams. They are a little bit short upfront. You think about Weghorst coming in, he was a stop gap. 

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‘The others seem to have more firepower, but United, from where they were at the start of the season, are in a really good position.’

Roy Keane echoed Neville's views but admitted it's 'great' to see the club's recovery this term

Roy Keane echoed Neville’s views but admitted it’s ‘great’ to see the club’s recovery this term

Former United captain Roy Keane echoed Neville’s views, comparing the Red Devils to their opponents on Sunday.  

‘United have had a difficult start to the season, it’s great to see their recovery’, Keane said.

‘They are still behind Arsenal in terms of the level of performances and of course the points total.’

Erik ten Hag has helped United become one of the in-form sides in the division since his arrival

Erik ten Hag has helped United become one of the in-form sides in the division since his arrival

United had a tough start to the campaign under new manager Erik ten Hag, but have improved of late and will face perhaps their toughest task of the season when they visit the Emirates.

The Red Devils are the only team to have beaten Arsenal in the league so far this season, and recently defeated rivals and defending champions Manchester City in the Manchester derby.

They however came up short against Mikel Arteta’s side, and now face a huge task to catch them. 

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