Gary Neville: Why things are looking up for Man United

Gary Neville says that things are looking up for Manchester United after Sunday's 4-2 derby win

Gary Neville believes that Manchester United are giving themselves the perfect building blocks for a successful 2015-16 campaign with their current form.

The Red Devils moved to within one point of second-placed Arsenal thanks to an impressive 4-2 win over Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

And Neville believes that United fans have cause for optimism after a winning run which also includes victories over Liverpool and Tottenham.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: “Next season, [Louis van Gaal] will look at games he’s dropped points in in this season and will think because that level of performance has come now, they could win those games next season.

“I think the confidence will be growing in the camp. There are people in that dressing room who have won titles, and they’ll get the feeling again that the performance levels and confidence is coming back.

“That’s the first time Louis van Gaal, Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini have seen Old Trafford properly today in terms of an atmosphere.

“It’s what Manchester United can create and that will give them enormous confidence. It always does when you win big matches.”

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The visitors took the lead in the eighth minute at Old Trafford thanks to Sergio Aguero’s opener, however United fought back and Ashley Young levelled in the 14th minute.

United then took the lead when Marouane Fellaini scored in the 27th minute, before goals from Juan Mata and Chris Smalling added gloss to the scoreline.

Aguero pulled a goal back with his 100th strike for Manchester City but United triumphed to move to within one point of second-placed Arsenal.

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