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Phil Neville feels that Manchester United’s newfound belief and lack of credible rivals means they have a chance to fight for the title.
The Red Devils climbed to second place in the rankings with a 1-0 win over Wolves On tuesday night. Marcus rashfordThe stoppage time goal was enough to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men all three points at Old Trafford.
They are now just two points behind the top-ranking Liverpool after 15 games into the season. United are undefeated since losing 1-0 to Arsenal on November 1, with seven wins and two draws.
The negativity of the early season has been replaced by optimism as other clubs continue to waver. And that’s one of the reasons former United ace Neville feels like they can challenge for honors.
“I think they can,” he said. Amazon prime after the Wolves game. “I think what you have to do when you are looking at a title race is to look at the competition.
“Liverpool are in front and rightly so, I think they are the best team in the country. But there is no other team that is really willing to challenge Liverpool.
“Chelsea have been wrong, Tottenham have been wrong recently, Everton are in very good shape.”
Positive mindset reaping rewards
After a start that saw them 15th in the table, there were rumors that Solskjaer would be fired. Confidence was low and performance was constantly scrutinized.
But now everything has changed, with big name players coming up to the plate. And Neville created a positive outlook it means that there is a good chance that the winning race will continue.
“There is no reason why they cannot sustain this,” he added. “Ole has talked about being more robust, you can see, in the last 20 minutes you could smell that they started to believe that something could happen.
“That’s what the best teams have. They have to maintain that, maintain that level of consistency, but I think they can maintain that for the rest of the season and challenge Liverpool, who are injured right now and could slip. “
United have yet to beat any of their teammates in the so-called ‘big six’ this season. His next challenge will be at Aston Villa on New Years Day.
The Premier League then takes a break before the biggest test of the campaign to date. Solskjaer brings his men to Anfield on January 17 for a showdown with the champions.
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