Phil Neville: Why Man United are definitely title contenders

The former Manchester United defender Phil Neville explains why Red Devils are title contenders

Philip Neville says Manchester United are definitely title contenders this season.

The Red Devils eased to a 3-0 victory over struggling Sunderland courtesy of goals from Memphis Depay, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata at Old Trafford.

United’s emphatic win hoisted them above bitter rivals Manchester City and into top spot after Manuel Pellegrini’s side lost 4-1 to Tottenham Hotspur earlier on Saturday.

Neville, who previously worked as David Moyes’s assistant at United, warned United’s title rivals that there is more to come from the 20-time English champions over the course of the season.

“Everyone thought City would run away with the league but today goes to show that nothing is as simple as that in the Premier League,” Neville told BreatheSport.

“Despite all the criticism United have taken, tonight they sit top of the league.

“Whatever anyone thinks of LvG, you can’t argue with that! I think United will get stronger throughout the season as new signings settle in. United are definitely title contenders!”

The Red Devils are two points clear at the top of the Premier League table after their 3-0 win against the Black Cats.

United make the trip to Arsenal in their next Premier League game at Emirates Stadium next weekend.

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Van Gaal’s side have won five of their opening seven top-flight games this season.

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