Gary Neville: Man United are the best team in the league

Gary Neville has been very impressed by Manchester United's recent form

Gary Neville believes that Manchester United are the best team in the Premier League on current form heading into Sunday’s crunch clash with Arsenal.

The Red Devils travel to Emirates Stadium knowing that a victory will lift them one point clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into the forthcoming international break.

United have been in good form in recent weeks, beating the likes of Liverpool to underline their status as potential challengers for the Premier League title.

And former United defender Neville has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from the Red Devils in recent weeks as they look to continue their good form by beating Arsenal at The Emirates.

Neville told Sky Sports: “What United have been since last October to November is resilient, difficult to beat.

“Defensively they have the best record in the league along with Tottenham.

“There’s a lot of very good things you see from United when defending. How they move as a back four and as a midfield, the way in which they close the space down, keep compact, is as good as you will see.

“There are a lot of teams who defend deep behind the ball and are compact, I’m talking about the way the team moves up the pitch and plays a very good line up the pitch.

“They’re the best in the league I’ve seen at this time and that’s great credit to Louis van Gaal. United at this moment in time can be more positive than they were three or four weeks ago.”

United head into the game on the back of their 2-1 comeback win over Wolfsburg in the Champions League, while Arsenal are looking to respond after their surprise 3-2 defeat by Olympiacos on Tuesday night.

The Gunners beat Leicester 5-2 last weekend, while United were 3-0 winners over Sunderland.

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