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- Pundits contend the Red Devils are now genuine title contenders, but Neville thinks otherwise
- The Manchester side will take on Leicester City in their next league match on Boxing Day
Gary Neville has written off Man United's title chances despite the side's huge 6-2 win over Leeds United.
The Red Devils ran out as comprehensive winners on Sunday, December 20, after stunning Leeds at home.
A brace each from Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay inspired United to a comfortable win, with both Daniel James and Victor Lindelof also finding the back of the net.
The win fired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men to third on the standings with 26 points, just five behind leaders Liverpool with a game to play.
But despite the Manchester side laying the marker against Marcelo Bielsa's men, Neville still believes his former side are incapable of winning the title this season.
Whereas the former England international admitted United have exceeded expectations this term, he made his reservations known on the outfit claiming the league title.
"My gut feeling is still to say that. I don’t think Manchester United are going to win the league," Neville said on Sky Sports’ The Gary Neville Podcast.
"But what I am is surprised, it’s bizarre where they are considering that probably a couple of weeks ago you were thinking this could be difficult, this could be a challenging period coming into Christmas. But it’s looking a little bit rosier," he added.
Neville's sentiments were in complete contrast with those of Roy Keane, who suggested United are the only team who can challenge Liverpool for the crown.
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"It's been a nice few days for United. They had to beat Sheffield United and Leeds just to put another marker down. I still think Liverpool are the strongest but United I think could be the best of the rest," the 49-year-old told Sky Sports after the match.
However, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink disagreed with the former Old Trafford star, but conceded United were "amazing" against Leeds.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester United blew Leeds United away after an emphatic 6-2 triumph over their guests at Old Trafford on Sunday, December 21.
Two goals from Bruno Fernandes and one each from Daniel James, Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof saw the Red Devils triumph over the away team.
The triumph propelled Ole Gunnar Solakjser's men to third on the Premier League table with 26 points after 13 games - five points behind log-leaders Liverpool.
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