Gary Neville believes Manchester United are not capable of winning the title following their 6-2 win over Leeds on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ran out comprehensive winners at Old Trafford and are now five points behind Liverpool with a game in hand over the Premier League champions.
But Jurgen Klopp’s side laid down their own marker this weekend with an impressive 7-0 victory away to Crystal Palace.
Neville believes United have exceeded expectations this season but feels Solskjaer’s side are too inconsistent to beat Liverpool to the title this term.
‘Their form is really good,’ Neville said on Sky Sports’ 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.’
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