Gary Neville: How Man United can challenge Man City in title race

The Man United legend opens up about the Red Devils' best chance of overhauling Premier League leaders Manchester City in the title race

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Gary Neville has urged Manchester United to somehow put Manchester City under pressure in the Premier League title race.

The Citizens were 4-1 winners against top-six rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium last weekend thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan.

Manchester United reduced Manchester City’s lead to 11 points following the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils have won their last two Premier League appearances following a 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the derby at Old Trafford earlier this month.

Pep Guardiola’s side have only dropped two points in the Premier League this season following victories over Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham.

Manchester United are facing an unenviable task overhauling their city rivals in the title race with 20 games to go.

Retired defender Neville explained how Jose Mourinho’s side could overhaul Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Neville told Sky Sports: “They have to try and concentrate on their own job. I think what City are doing in this moment in time is altering the perception of how United are doing.

“United’s season this year is better than it has been for the last five years since Sir Alex Ferguson left, but because Manchester City are putting in the most outstanding performance we’ve seen in Premier League history, it’s making everybody else look very average.

“All Manchester United can do is somehow get closer to apply some pressure.”

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title race since Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge at Old Trafford in 2013..

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the table last term but got their hands on the Europa League and the League Cup.

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