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Neville urges Manchester United to dream big

Tue 12 January 2021 | 20:30

Manchester United are sitting top of the Premier League for the first time since 2017 courtesy of Paul Pogba’s volley and Gary Neville is confident they have a good chance.

Manchester United

should be positive about their chance at winning the

Premier League

title, according to

Gary Neville

, following United’s victory over Burnley on Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

’s side, who haven’t been beaten in their last 11 games, are titleholders of the Premier League, courtesy of

Paul Pogba

’s magnificent volley leading them three points adrift of Liverpool.

The Red Devils are set to face their bitter rivals the Reds on Sunday with a chance to move their advantage up to six points.

Former Red Devils’ defender Neville revealed how blindsided he has been by their struggle for the top and believes his former side can dream big.

"

I don't think anyone is saying Manchester United will win the league but the fact that they are in a title fight…wow. I never would have imagined it,

" the ex-England man said.

"

It's a strange season. Why shouldn't Manchester United fans believe? Why shouldn't this side believe? Look at the front three, look at that midfield four, look at Bruno Fernandes - they have some fantastic players.

"The other teams aren't in great form. Man City are sitting there cool and calm, nobody is really talking about them, but they are hitting very good form and that is a real danger. But in the next few days it is time to have a little bit of fun. It won't be a comfortable few days for Liverpool.

"l believe these players feel they can have a really special season. It's odd, it's changing every single week, you don't know what is going to happen and there's an element of unpredictability and Manchester United could exploit that."

Pogba, who is often criticized in the United’s set up, pulled off a talismanic performance which saw his side three crucial points. Neville believes the squad’s reaction to Pogba’s winner shows the team’s unity.

"

It's a big win,

" he noted. "

To go top of the league before Sunday feels like a big moment in the sense that six to eight weeks ago you wouldn't have thought Manchester United would have been anywhere near this position.

"Yet, now, they find themselves with something building, the spirit is growing as you could see with the way they celebrated with each other, there's a resilience built off some performances which haven't been great all the time away from home but they have won when they haven't been at their best.

"You get confidence from that and now United are starting to play better. The players they have who are really top quality are starting to show those moments in a more consistent fashion."


source: SportMob