‘Confused’ Neville predicts Man United title triumph

Date published: Wednesday 10th August 2016 10:47

Gary Neville is backing Manchester United to come out on top in this season’s race for the Premier League title but admits he is generally “confused” over what could happen this coming season.

The former England international has re-joined Sky Sports as a pundit following his sacking as Valencia boss last season and has had his say on the upcoming campaign.

As well as backing his former club for the title, the ex-United right-back has predicted Arsenal to claim second spot again, with Manchester City and Liverpool finishing third and fourth.

There is no place in Neville’s top four prediction for Premier League champions Leicester or Antonio Conte’s Chelsea but Neville admits he is likely to be wrong.

“I genuinely am confused over what is going to happen – I think everyone is – and that’s not a bad thing,” he told Sky Sports.

“For 20 years we could almost predict what was going to happen before a ball was kicked, but at this moment we basically don’t know.

“I will say Manchester United for the title with Arsenal in second, Manchester City in third and Liverpool fourth.

“But if anybody is thinking this and thinks I know what I’m talking about, then I need to make it clear that I really don’t have a clue.

“Everyone is looking at Manchester given the two managers that have arrived and the money that is being spent. It’s intriguing to understand what is going to happen.

“How will Guardiola adapt and fix a squad that is set in its ways? In the last couple of years, City have been unreliable at times and he needs to completely change the mentality.

“And I’ve not included Chelsea and that is a risk because they have an experienced group of players who’ve been together and Antonio Conte is a manager who will like a lot of players in the squad.”

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