Gary Neville has said Manchester United will not win the title this year, but expects his former club to challenge for it next season.
According to AmaGhana.net‘s report, United dropped more points last week, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal ensuring they drew 3-3 with Everton at Old Trafford.
With Manchester City thrashing Liverpool on Sunday, the Red Devils are now five points off the league leaders, having played a game more.
Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville said:
“They’re not there yet, I know it’s disappointing, but it isn’t surprising. I think they’re on the right track.
“It has been clear in the last few weeks. Drawing against Arsenal, drawing against Liverpool, losing against Sheffield United, drawing against Everton, that is not going to win you the title. And for me, I don’t expect Manchester United to win the title this year.
“But what I would expect is them to get closer to Liverpool and City and then I expect them next year to challenge.
“I expect them next year to challenge.”