Gary Neville supports Manchester United to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title next season
“They can capitalize and challenge”: Gary Neville supports Manchester United to bring in Liverpool next season with “three or four quality signs” the cheap way … despite the 37-point gap between them!
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Gary Neville says he is “starting to feel confident.” Manchester United can challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title next season.
United are currently fifth in the table, 37 points behind the Reds, who are up to two wins away from winning their first league title in 30 years.
Despite that massive divide, Neville believes United can take advantage of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has been suspended since April 3.
Gary Neville says he is “convinced” that Man United can challenge Liverpool next season
Neville says United has the opportunity to do smart business in the summer transfer window
Marcel believes that Paul Pogba can stay with United, with rival clubs unable to pay his wages
“United have struggled to keep prices and wages low, but they will be really strong this summer to keep their guts,” he told Sky Sports.
“It will be really important, they had found a shape before and the glass looked half full than half empty and was 30 points or whatever it is outside of Liverpool. I’m starting to get confident that United can challenge next season. ‘
United’s first half of the season was ravaged by inconsistency, beating Chelsea and Manchester City, but struggling with teams below them in the table.
Neville is confident that United has a strong core group of players to build in the right direction
But the arrival of Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side the creative spark they needed to break down the stubborn defense.
Neville now hopes the club will be able to sign a few more times and bridge the gap between them and the division’s leading clubs.
“They need to add three out of four quality players and United will be able to take advantage of the market to do business this summer,” he added.
United have been linked with a summer move for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish and Leicester City’s James Maddison, but Neville thinks their midfield will likely get a new boost from their own squad.
United could further strengthen their midfield options with a summer move for Jack Grealish
James Maddison of Leicester City is also strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford
He said: ‘Pogba’s career turned away from Manchester, but I now wonder if coronavirus affected football – which clubs are going to pay £ 90m and Paul Pogba’s wages?
“Maybe he should and wants to stay with United for the next 12-18 months and see that he has a club to play with Bruno Fernandes etc. – look at the core group of players of good age.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also revealed his excitement at United’s midfield options next season, saying he’s confident Fernandes and Pogba can play on the same team.
“Good players can always play together, so yes,” he told Sky Sports. “But we have Scott, Fred, Nemanja, good players, but you can’t just play with midfielders.
“We find a good connection between them, we discussed it as a coaching team.”