Neville sends clear warning to Man United ahead of Man City clash

Phil Neville warns Manchester United that they must beat Manchester City in Sunday's crunch derby clash

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Phil Neville has warned Manchester United that they must beat Manchester City on Sunday to have any hope of winning the Premier League title this season.

The Red Devils have been in fine form in the Premier League this term but Manchester City have been by far and away the top-flight’s most consistent team.

Indeed, Manchester City have only dropped points once this season, and they are currently eight points clear of their bitter local rivals.

Manchester United know that a victory over Pep Guardiola’s men would reduce the gap at the top down to just five points ahead of the hectic festive period in the Premier League.

Manchester City, however, could move 11 points clear with victory at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

And former Manchester United defender Neville has warned the Red Devils that they must at least take a point from the game if they want to keep the title race open.

Speaking on the Off The Ball podcast, Neville said: “If Man United don’t win that game or take points of Man City, I can’t see any other team taking points off them on the run that they’re on.”

Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since their famous final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

The Red Devils finished sixth in the table last term but qualified for the Champions League by winning the Europa League.

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