Manchester United suffered a blow to their Premier League hopes on Sunday when they slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
That was the Red Devils’ second defeat in three games in the Premier League and it allowed Liverpool FC to move to within just two points of Jose Mourinho’s men.
The race for Champions League qualification in the Premier League this season looks set to go down to the wire, with Tottenham, Chelsea FC and Arsenal amongst the other teams trying to finish in the top four.
However, former England defender Neville feels that both Liverpool FC and Manchester United will finish in the top four, with the other spot coming down to a battle between Tottenham and Chelsea FC.
Speaking on Match of the Day‘s Facebook page, Neville said: “I’ve said all season United will finish in the top four and finish second and I’m not going to change my mind now.
“I think Liverpool are going to be the next best team in third position and then it’s between Tottenham and Chelsea.
“It’s whether Chelsea can get their ship in order I suppose as we know Tottenham have got quality, they’re a settled team, they’ve got a good system, a great manager.
“It looks at this moment in time that Chelsea are the team that are going to have to fight hardest to finish in that top four.”
Manchester United will return to FA Cup action on Saturday night when they take on Huddersfield Town in the fifth round.
Liverpool FC, meanwhile, are now preparing for their crunch Champions League clash with FC Porto on Wednesday night as they bid to try and take a step closer towards the quarter-finals.
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