Manchester United are “not quite there” to win the Premier League according to Gary Neville, who expects his old club to mount a true title challenge next season.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury-time leveller cost United two points in a 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday night. That result, coupled with Manchester City’s thrashing of Liverpool a day later, has left them five points off the league leaders, having played a game more.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the club should not be considered title challengers on the back of that result, although further back his side have won only one of their last four Premier League games, including a shock home defeat by bottom club Sheffield United last month.
Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville agreed it was too early for title talk after their recent run of form.
He said: “They’re not there yet, I know it’s disappointing, but it isn’t surprising. I think they’re on the right track.
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“It has been clear in the last few weeks. Drawing against Arsenal, drawing against Liverpool, losing against Sheffield United, drawing against Everton, that is not going to win you the title. And for me, I don’t expect Manchester United to win the title this year.