The Red Devils have become the sole leaders in the Premier League table, but can they stay there until the very end?
Gary Neville believes Manchester United and the fans can dream big this season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad having performed above expectations.
Paul Pogba’s second-half volley not only secured a 1-0 win over Burnley on Tuesday, but it sent United to the top of the Premier League table. It’s the first time they’ve done so at this stage of the season since 2012/13 – their last title-winning campaign under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Things could get even juicier for the Red Devils this weekend by beating Liverpool at Anfield to extend their lead to a six-point gap.
And while Neville reckons nobody is getting carried away about the club’s promising position, he can’t see any reason not to dream big either.
“I don’t think anyone is saying Manchester United will win the league, but the fact that they are in a title fight…wow. I never would have imagined it,” the former full-back, who won the Premier League eight times at Old Trafford, told Sky Sports.
“It’s a strange season. Why shouldn’t Manchester United fans believe? Why shouldn’t this side believe? Look at the front three, look at that midfield four, look at Bruno Fernandes – they have some fantastic players.
“The other teams aren’t in great form. Man City are sitting there cool and calm, nobody is really talking about them, but they are hitting very good form and that is a real danger.
“But in the next few days it is time to have a little bit of fun. It won’t be a comfortable few days for Liverpool.
“l believe these players feel they can have a really special season. It’s odd, it’s changing every single week, you don’t know what is going to happen and there’s an element of unpredictability and Manchester United could exploit that.”