Neville: United will probably win the league before Liverpool 2 months ago

Neville: United will probably win the league before Liverpool

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has said that he thinks the Red Devils will win the Premier League title again before Liverpool win the league.

Liverpool won the Champions League title last season and finished second to champions Manchester City on 97 points with just one loss during the league campaign.

United, by comparison, finished 32 points behind City but have added Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the off-season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side won their opening game pf the season in convincing fashion against Chelsea last weekend with a 4-0 win over the Blues at Old Trafford.

They won just two of nine leagues games to finish the end of last season but Neville believes his former side are in a better position to win a title before their arch rivals Liverpool.

“Liverpool, City, Tottenham - all these clubs have had poor recruitment policies over the last 25-30 years at times, so United are going through one at the moment,” he said on Sky Sports.

“Eventually they’ll stumble across the right recruitment system, the right recruitment people. We’ll get a great manager - hopefully that’s Ole - and they’ll start to win again.

"That’s going to happen, I can guarantee you as clear as day Manchester United will win again, they’ll win again no problem. They’ll win a league - probably win the league before Liverpool in my opinion, I’m not being disrespectful.”

Neville was joined by former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports and asserted that the situation at United is not as bad as most people think it is whilst also adding that he thinks that Liverpool's joint leading goalscorer from last season, Mohamed Salah, will leave next summer.

“They’re closer than you think and they’re not as bad as you think, that’s always the way it is,” the former England defender added. “With Liverpool, Salah’s going to leave in the next 12 months - I can see it already. He (Carragher) knows - he won’t say it - but Salah will leave, I can absolutely guarantee it because he will. I can feel it, you can smell it, it’s there.”