Gary Neville warns Man United and Tottenham about title race

Gary Neville delivers his verdict on how the title race is panning out for both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville has warned Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur that they must keep pace with Manchester City in the coming weeks if they want to try and catch the leaders.

The Citizens continued their fine start to the new campaign on Sunday when they claimed a 3-1 victory over Arsenal to leave them eight points clear at the top of the table after just 11 games.

Manchester United suffered a blow to their Premier League title hopes on Sunday when they were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to leave them eight points behind their bitter local rivals.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are currently third and level on points with the Red Devils as both teams look to try and close the gap to the leaders.

Manchester United take on Manchester City at Old Trafford on 10 December, before Tottenham play Pep Guardiola’s men the week after in what looks set to be a crucial month in the title race.

And former Manchester United defender Neville has warned both sides that they must make sure that they keep themselves within touching distance of the leaders before those crunch games.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday, Neville said: “Those games, on December 10 (Man United v Man City) and December 16 (Spurs v Man City), against the two teams closest to them, they have to be thinking they need to be six to eight points behind them and no more.

“But they could be 12 points [behind] by then.”

Manchester United return to Premier League action after the international break with a home clash against Newcastle on Saturday 18 November.

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