Neville predicts title race between Manchester United and City

The former Manchester United right back is convinced the Premier League trophy will take residence in his home town in May 2018.

Gary Neville believes the upcoming Premier League season will be a two-horse race between Manchester United and Manchester City, ultimately determined by this summer’s transfer dealings.

Speaking on Sky sports Neville said: “I said last season that the title would come to Manchester and I was wrong — but I think this year it will.

“I think Chelsea will dip a little bit. Not in a negative way, but just having the Champions League will bring different challenges. I think Tottenham will be strong, but I feel that either United or City will win it, but I’m not sure who.

“I say it every year, whoever recruits best wins the league. Chelsea getting N’Golo Kante was a masterstroke and Eden Hazard and Diego Costa came back to form. All the clubs are going for the same players, they’re all expensive and controlled by agents.

“So, whoever has the best relationship, the best contacts and is willing to put the money in will probably do it.”

The Sky Sports Pundit also predicted that current champions Chelsea will struggle in the upcoming campaign.

Both United and City have splashed the cash in this transfer window – Jose Mourinho’s side have added Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukau to their teamsheet, with a move for Ivan Perisic on the cards. Pep Guardiola’s City, have signed Ederson Moraes, Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker, while they continue to chase Alexis Sanchez and Benjamin Mendy.


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