Gary Neville says his “gut feeling” is that Manchester United are not capable of winning the Premier League title despite their 6-2 win over Leeds on Sunday.
United were in clinical mood as they despatched Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford. Scott McTominay scored twice in the first three minutes to put the hosts on their way to a comprehensive win.
Leeds dominated possession and created chances of there own, but United also had numerous chances to add to their six – the first time United have done so at home in the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
It leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side just five points behind Liverpool with a game in hand over the Premier League champions.
Neville though does not think United can seriously challenge Liverpool.
“Their form is really good,” Neville said on The Gary Neville Podcast.
“They are scoring goals and coming back in matches, they played well [against Leeds]. Big game against Leicester on Boxing Day.
“But there’s something not right. But when you look at where they are in the league and they can go two points behind Liverpool… if you had said at the start of the season that they would be in a position to go two points behind Liverpool with a game in hand coming into Christmas you would’ve absolutely snapped anyone’s hand off.
“Everyone thought City and Liverpool were way ahead and for Manchester United it was about potentially trying to closing the gap.
“But no one thought they would ever be in a position to be so close but they’ll end up second in the league if they can win win their game in hand.
“And it doesn’t feel like Manchester United have played like that. There’s been talk of the manager’s job, obviously going out of Europe was a big problem, the performances at times have been horrible, first-half performances in many games have been terrible.
“You just watch them and think there isn’t a team there emerging that you think can challenge for the title. My gut feeling is still to say that. I don’t think Manchester United are going to win the league.
“But what I am is surprised, it’s bizarre where they are considering that probably a couple of weeks ago you were thinking this could be difficult, this could be a challenging period coming into Christmas. But it’s looking a little bit rosier.”