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Gary Neville makes Man Utd title claim after Arsenal and Man City suffer losses

Gary Neville makes Man Utd title claim after Arsenal and Man City suffer losses

Gary Neville believes that it’s not far-fetched to support Manchester United’s chances of winning the Premier League title.

Saturday, Erik ten Hag’s squad defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at home despite Casemiro’s dismissal in the middle of the second half. The result was a hard-earned victory.

On Saturday, league leaders Arsenal were stunned 1-0 by relegation-threatened Everton, and on Sunday, reigning champions Manchester City were humiliated 1-0 by Tottenham Hotspur.

Neville reassessed Manchester United’s chances of winning their first league title since 2013 in light of the weekend’s unexpected results. United’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal a fortnight prior was viewed by many as a death knell for the club’s chances of winning a championship for the first time since 2013. “Are we in with a chance again?” the Red Devils legend began on his Sky Sports podcast.

“Look, I don’t think Manchester United will get there, I think they will fall short. They’re just not quite there and the Christian Eriksen injury will hurt, but they’re doing really, really well and they’re competing again. They look happy, too, and that’s a really big thing. You need that. From that point of view, United are doing well.

“It’s not ridiculous to say they could win the title. I don’t think they will and I’ve never thought they will this season because it’s a bit early for that, but I would be getting worried if I was Manchester City. The fans will start getting worried now with the way they’re playing and the way Pep Guardiola is tinkering with the team.

“United look a happy bunch; City look a bit moody and need to come out of that spell. Man City could easily still win the league but Man United are in a good position, too.”

Despite Arsenal’s eight-point lead over third-placed United, the Gunners have lost two consecutive games in all competitions, which threatens to halt their momentum.

During this time, City are experiencing arguably their most difficult stretch since Guardiola’s early days as manager nearly seven years ago.

The only Premier League team still in four competitions is Neville’s former club, which faces a busy schedule between now and May. Nonetheless, manager Ten Hag recently remarked, “I don’t complain. We know what the fixture schedule is, we have to deal with this.

“At clubs, we have to set squads and squads are big enough to deal with it and I think players like to play. You can build and construct a good team when you play often and, in my perspective, when you play often the same, you are getting the routines in.”

Gary Neville makes Man Utd title claim after Arsenal and Man City suffer losses

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