Gary Neville reckons Manchester United can nonetheless end above Arsenal regardless of the Gunners opening up an eight-point lead on the high of the Premier League desk.
Hugo Lloris’ personal purpose and a elegant strike from Martin Odegaard had been sufficient to earn Arsenal a cushty 2-0 win over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, having already overwhelmed them on the Emirates Stadium in October.
Mikel Arteta’s facet at the moment are eight factors away from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester Metropolis after they misplaced to United on Saturday in a fiercely contested Manchester derby.
Substitute Jack Grealish opened the scoring for the guests simply after the hour mark, however a quick-fire double from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford – the previous of which was awarded beneath controversial circumstances – turned the sport in favour of Erik ten Hag’s facet.
Previous Trafford was rocking because the Dutchman’s facet noticed out the sport to select up a significant three factors, and the efficiency was a transparent demonstration of the progress the membership have remodeled the previous few months.
United’s enchancment has even satisfied Neville that his former membership can leapfrog Arsenal within the Premier League desk come the top of the season.
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“No. However I mentioned Leicester would not win the league,” Neville replied, when requested on Sky Sports activities if he thought Arsenal would win the title. “They will not win the league. Manchester Metropolis will win the league, and I feel Man Utd will end second, and I do know that can annoy Arsenal followers!
“I might somewhat Arsenal win the league than Man Metropolis. I feel it will be completely sensational for the Premier League.
“I take into consideration watching the Premier League, we have seen Metropolis sweep up, other than Liverpool, over the previous 5 years. To assume Arsenal might come and win it, it provides to our league, it makes our league nice.
“I might love Man Utd to win it, however I do not assume that is going to occur this season.”
United are only a level additional again from Arsenal after their win over Metropolis and path third-placed Newcastle solely on purpose distinction. They’ve picked up 21 wins from 28 video games in all competitions beneath Ten Hag – a formidable win share of 75%.