Gary Neville: What I really think about Man United’s season so far

The Man United legend opens up about the Red Devils' 2017-18 season so far

Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville believes Manchester United deserve credit for a strong start to the Premier League season despite trailing Manchester City in the title race.

The Red Devils signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United made a brilliant start to the 2017-18 campaign following a return of 19 points from their opening seven Premier League games to keep pace with leaders Manchester City.

However, the 20-time English champions managed to pick up four points from four games against Liverpool, Huddersfield Town, Tottenham Hotspur and defending champions Chelsea.

Manchester United have bounced back with three successive victories over Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Watford to remain in second spot.

The Red Devils will make the trip to fourth-placed Arsenal in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening before leaders Manchester City’s make the short trip to Old Trafford in the derby on Sunday 12 December.

While Manchester United are eight points behind the Citizens, Neville believes Mourinho’s side have made a solid start to the 2017-18 season.

“United have done well when you look at their points tally,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Any other season 32 points after 14 games would put them in a fantastic position, so it is more about City being fantastic than United not doing well.”

Manchester United are looking to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson got his hands on his 20th top-flight crown.

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