Gary Neville believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will only improve as the season progresses.
are currently having a "lot of match-winners". He is anticipating United to "tweak Liverpool's tail" in the upcoming weeks.
The Red Devils are fighting to grab thePremier League
crown which is currently led byLiverpool
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
’s side has brought home six victories out of their last eight matches. On Friday, the Red Devils have sealed another three points againstAston Villa
which pulled the level with their rivals Liverpool on points.
Should Liverpool grab all points from their Monday clash with Southampton, they will regain their advantage on the table. However, United also have a game in hand against Burnley on January 12.
The two rivals who are fighting over the title will then lock horns five days later at Anfield and Neville believes his former club can take down Liverpool given their recent impressive performance.
It was a big, big win for United,
" Neville said.
I'm so looking forward to that [Liverpool game]. Not because I'm here thinking United can go to Anfield and win, but because United have become competitive out of nowhere.
"I remember sitting at Old Trafford after that Manchester derby [goalless draw], sat with Roy Keane and Micah Richards, saying that Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham were far ahead of the two Manchester clubs at this moment in time.
"If you'd have said at the start of the season, or even five weeks ago, that United would be level with Liverpool, I'd have said no chance, that can't happen.
"That shows how unusual this season is. What Manchester United have is a lot of match-winners - Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford. Game-changers.
"They do it in moments, and they don't always have to be playing well when you have those players on the pitch.
"The performances are getting better, it's a work in progress, it's not by any stretch the finished article. At times in games they mesmerise you for 10 minutes, and then can turn into a nightmare for 10 minutes, but there's confidence building, something is growing, there's a spirit at the end of the game with the players celebrating was nice to see.
"I think a couple of years ago I said quite publicly at times there was a team I didn't like watching wearing those red shirts. I see them now, and I felt last season they looked a lot happier, and this season they seem happier again.
"Who knows? I don't think they'll win the league, I don't think they're quite there, but I didn't think they'd be anywhere near at this stage, and they are. For that, we'll look forward to that trip to Anfield with great glee - and hope we can tweak the tail of the tiger a little bit more!"