Gary Neville Is Very Confused By Manchester United's League Position

Gary Neville Is Very Confused By Manchester United's League Position
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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It seems strange to say considering their form for large parts of this season, but Manchester United look like they are currently in the thick of the Premier League title race.

Their impressive 6-2 victory over Leeds United yesterday moved them to third place in the league, sitting five points behind leaders Liverpool having played a game less.

Very few gave Manchester United any chance of winning the title before the start of this season, and while it would still be a major shock were they to finish at the summit of the division in May, they at least look to be in the race as things stand.


That is confusing Gary Neville, who doesn't quite understand how his former club find themselves in this position despite their patchy form in recent months.

Speaking on the Gary Neville podcast, the Sky Sports pundit said Manchester United do not look like a team that are capable of challenging for the title.

For Manchester United it was about closing the gap, no one ever thought they would be in a position to go so close. They're going to go second in the league if they can close that gap. It doesn't feel like Manchester United have played like that.

There has been talk of the manager's job, going out of Europe was a big problem, the performances at times have been horrible.

You just watch them and think there isn't a team emerging there who can challenge for the title. My gut feeling is to still say I don't think Manchester United are going to win the league.

But I am surprised, it's bizarre where they are considering a couple of weeks ago you were thinking this could be difficult, a challenging period coming into Christmas, but it's looking a little bit rosier.

Their form's really good. They're scoring goals, coming back in matches, today they've played well, it's a big game against Leicester on Boxing Day, but there's something not right.

But then when you look at where they are in the league, and they can go two points behind Liverpool, if you'd said at the start of the season they'd be in a position to do that, coming into Christmas, you'd have snapped everyone's hands off.

The next few weeks will be a defining period in United's season. They face Leicester City on December 26th, with home games against Wolves and Aston Villa on the horizon before a trip to Anfield on January 17th.

We should know a lot more about any potential title challenge after those four fixtures.


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