Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has been talking about the Red Devils recently.

Manchester United beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Tuesday night. With that being the case, the Red Devils sit at the top of the Premier League table.

Neville said that he did not expect Manchester United to be ahead of Liverpool at this stage of the season.

Neville added that he “never would have imagined” that Manchester United would be in the title race with Liverpool.

“It’s a little bit more exciting,” Neville said during Sky Sports’ live coverage of Manchester United’s win at Turf Moor.

“I am going to really enjoy these next three or four days. I really am – It isn’t a moment to get carried away because we know full well how quickly this season has turned around.

“To be top of the table and three points clear of a really good Liverpool side in January is something that isn’t expected – I don’t think anyone is saying Manchester United are going to win the league but the fact that they are in a title race. WOW! I never would have imagined it.

“In these next few days, it’s time to have a little bit of fun and I don’t think it will be a comfortable few days for Liverpool.

“I don’t they expected Manchester United to be anywhere near them or see them as a competitor or a threat this season. I think that’s why it can be a little bit of fun for Manchester United fans.”

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

The fact that Manchester United are in the title race right now is because Liverpool haven’t been good enough this season.

The reality is, Liverpool have dropped points in eight Premier League games this season, and we are only in January.

Last season, Liverpool only dropped points in six Premier League matches.

The aforementioned figures highlight that Liverpool’s standards have dropped this season.

If Liverpool can get back to their best, we are confident that they can win the Premier League title. They are the reigning champions after all.

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