Gary Neville delivers verdict on Arsenal and Liverpool’s title hopes

Gary Neville has his say on the title race after nine games of the new Premier League season

Gary Neville is refusing to pick a potential winner for this season’s Premier League title – because no teams have yet proved to him that they can go on and lift the trophy.

There was a fresh twist in the race for the top-flight crown on Sunday as Chelsea demolished Manchester United 4-0 at Stamford Bridge to reignite their hopes of winning the top flight crown.

Manchester City currently lead the way at the top of the Premier League table, level on points with Arsenal in second and Liverpool in third.

Chelsea are now one point off top spot and level with Tottenham after nine games, while Manchester United are seventh and six points behind the leaders.

However, with the table so tight and no team looking like running away with the title, former United defender Neville does not want to pick one side as potential winners.

Speaking on Sky Sports on Sunday, Neville said: “The truth is we don’t trust any of them [the big teams]. You can’t do, because none of them have built up that trust that they can see it through.

“You wonder if Arsenal will fall away, Arsenal-style. They’ve got a chance.

“You wonder if Tottenham have got the legs to play the way they do in Europe, week in, week out.

“Liverpool haven’t won it for so long, but they do have an opportunity with the fact they have the free weeks.

“Chelsea are coming from behind and Manchester City have started well but have hit a bit of a wobble. United have fallen away in the last few weeks.

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“You cannot trust any of them, at this moment in time, that they are going to dominate the league. That’s why we ended up with Leicester as champions last season, because they were the most consistent.”

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