Gary Neville thinks Man Utd will finish above Liverpool at the end of the 2020/21 season but admits his prediction is built on “a little bit of hope rather than science”.
Liverpool finished 33 points clear on third-placed Man Utd last term as they romped to the Premier League title, finishing 18 points ahead of nearest rivals Man City.
Both Liverpool and Man Utd have only invested in one signing so far this summer, while Man City and Chelsea have been more active in the market, especially the Blues, who have brought in Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva.
And Neville has tipped Man City to win the Premier League but has a feeling that Liverpool will finish lower than the Red Devils this coming season.
Neville told Stadium Astro: “I’m going to go Man City, Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea, but that’s with a little bit of hope rather than science!
“Finishing third last season was a big moment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. That demonstrated progression.
“I think he has to break that top-two or get close to that top-two and get close to the title.
“To get close to the top-two and win a trophy – maybe in one of the cup competition – would be acceptable. He would have to get close to winning a title by his third season [to be considered a success].
“The fans want to see progression and Manchester United have to continue to progress.”