Date published: Wednesday 14th August 2019 2:47
Manchester United will probably win the Premier League title again before Liverpool, according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
The Red Devils finished 31 points behind their arch-rivals in the Premier League last season, as Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to within a point of eventual champions Manchester City.
“I don’t sit here every day as a United fan and think my world’s ending. I just see it as a cycle. I grew up for the first 18 years of my life and I didn’t see a league title at Manchester United. And the next 20 or 25 years was glorious. It was like heaven,” said Neville on Sky Bet’s The Big Debate.
“But now it’s tough. I don’t sit here every day thinking, ‘Oh my god if they don’t win the league this year, if they don’t do this this year, if they don’t get that player’. Where’s the panic?”
On whether other sides’ recruitment concerns him, Neville adds: “No it doesn’t concern me. It genuinely does not concern me because it can be corrected by a little bit of money on the stadium and good decisions in the boardroom and good decisions in the recruitment department.
‘What I’m saying is, Liverpool, City, Tottenham, all these clubs have had poor recruitment policies over the last 25 or 30 years at times. So United are going through one at the moment.
“Eventually they will stumble upon the right recruitment system, the right recruitment people, they’ll get a great manager – hopefully that’s Ole – and they’ll start to win again. That’s going to happen.
“I can guarantee you as clear as day, Manchester United will win again. They’ll probably win the league before Liverpool, in my opinion. And that’s not being disrespectful, they’ll probably win the league before Liverpool.”
At this point Jamie Carragher interrupted to point out that they won’t win a European Cup again before Liverpool. To which Neville continued: “Maybe not, but I think they’ll win a league before Liverpool.
“They’re more ripe, they’re closer than you think and it’s not as bad as you think. That’s always the way it is.
“And Liverpool, Salah’s going to leave in the next 12 months, I can see it already. He [Carragher] knows, he won’t say it. I can see it, you can feel it, you can smell it, you know when a player’s like…”