Former United star says second isn’t good enough.
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Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville says he fully expects his old side to deliver the Premier League title under Louis van Gaal this season after last season’s disastrous form under David Moyes, the Daily Mail reports.
The ex-England international, who finished his playing career at Everton, was one of many success stories brought through the United youth team under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, winning six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the Champions League in his time at Old Trafford.
However, he was also part of Moyes’ coaching staff last season as the Red Devils looked to move on after Ferguson’s retirement, though he admits the campaign was an ‘absolute disaster’ as the club plummeted from first place in 2012/13 all the way down to seventh in 2013/14.
The 37-year-old is now set to take up a punditry role with the BBC for the new season, and has spoken about how things went wrong at United last season, insisting Moyes was not solely to blame for the club’s disappointing year.
“We must all take responsibility, not just David Moyes,” he said. “I take responsibility and so does everyone involved.
“Last year was an absolute disaster from start to finish.”
Neville added that he feels United must re-establish themselves at the top of the Premier League again this season, saying that even second place isn’t good enough for the club.
“I think we’re going to win the league,” he added. “Second isn’t any good at Manchester United.”