There have not been too many occasions in the last few seasons where Liverpool have led Manchester United in the Premier League by six points. Rafael Benitez’s men have come from behind to beat the Red Devils and their city neighbours, thus ensuring that they head the way at the top of the league with Chelsea. This is clearly something which doesn’t sit well with United supporters, including a senior member of the champions’ squad.
The Sun simply couldn’t resist a comment from Gary Neville on Liverpool, especially after his gesture to the scousers at Old Trafford a couple of seasons ago. Not that the full-back has said anything particularly controversial on this occasion, simply responded in the same way that any United player would when posed a similar question.
But, when asked if the Kop can land their first title in 19 years, United skipper Nev rapped: “I hope not.
“They have started well and had some good results. They beat us — which was disappointing for us — but will obviously give them confidence.”
Neville insists that losing at Anfield does not concern him as much as United’s opening-day 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle.
He added: “You can always lose to Liverpool away in the league — even if you never accept it and it is always disappointing.
“But we are two points further behind because of that result against Newcastle.”
That’s all very well Gary, but what about Liverpool drawing 0-0 with Stoke? Or Chelsea drawing 1-1 with Tottenham? Every team can point to dropped points at the end of the season, but it will surely come down to how the Big Four fare against each other, rather than a home match against Newcastle United.
Are Manchester United fans confident that their team can win the title for a third successive time?