Gary Neville confident Manchester United will finish in Champions League spot

Manchester United news- Former United defender Gary Neville remains confident that the Red Devils' recent performances will secure them a top-four finish this season

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Premier League giants Manchester United have struggled to be consistent throughout the 2023-24 season, however, the recent performances have reignited hopes among the Red Devils faithful that the team can end the campaign on a high.

Club legend Gary Neville feels confident the latest run of results further affirms his unwavering belief in Manchester United’s resurgence in their quest to finish within the Champions League spots.

United registered a 2-1 away win over Luton Town on Sunday and reduced the gap with fourth-placed Aston Villa to just five points after 25 matches.

The Old Trafford outfit ended their Champions League campaign this term, finishing bottom in their group, winning just one game, alongside one draw, and four losses. But, manager Erik ten Hag may have found the right combination and momentum in the new year as United push to conclude the season on a positive note.

Speaking ahead of the Luton game, Neville told Sky Sports, as reported by Daily Mail:

"They can do it, definitely. They can go three points [behind] Spurs today. Spurs play Villa in a couple of weeks. I know United play City."

"United need six points from these two matches, Luton and Fulham. They can't make any mistakes in these two games. There's still a long way to go for United, there's still a lot of work to do."

Analyzing the upcoming fixtures, the 49-year-old emphasized that the only thing that will fuel their late-season surge is maintaining consistency.

"But travelling from Manchester this morning, looking about that league table, thinking about what United have got coming forward and the fact they've got a lot of the players fit, there's a lot more optimism about whether United can finish into the Champions League,"

continued Neville.

"If I was looking at it today, I'd probably say yes, they'll sneak in to that fifth/fourth place."

"They've got to be consistent, and haven't been that over this season, but just the last few weeks, there are signs it's starting to happen a little bit."

United host Fulham next weekend, before their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Nottingham Forest, and then they travel to Manchester City on March 3.

Meanwhile, they will be closely monitoring Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur as well, as both teams’ results in their respective matches may ultimately determine where Manchester United conclude the season.

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