Gary Neville predicts Manchester United will miss out on top four if they don’t sign Frenkie de Jong

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Gary Neville predicts Manchester United will miss out on high 4 as they’re behind Arsenal, Chelsea AND Tottenham… however says it could be ‘OUTSTANDING’ if Erik ten Hag can restore them to Champions League in his first season at Old Trafford

  • Gary Neville has supplied his damning opinion on United’s probabilities this season
  • Neville believes United can end larger if Frenkie De Jong indicators for the membership
  • The pundit spoke following the Premier League opener at Selhurst Park 

Gary Neville has predicted that Manchester United will fail to make a return to the Premier League’s high 4 of their first season underneath Erik ten Hag.

The former United captain spoke previous to the Premier League opener between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Friday. Speaking concerning the prospect of a return to Champion’s League soccer for the three-time winners, Neville was uncertain.

However, he feels the signing of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong might change the complexion of their season. 

Gary Neville believes his old side Manchester United will miss out on a top four spot

Gary Neville believes his outdated aspect Manchester United will miss out on a high 4 spot

‘I don’t suppose United with their present squad will end fourth, but when they create De Jong and a striker in it’s a unique story,’ he mentioned.

After scraping Europa League qualification on the ultimate day of the season underneath the stewardship of Ralf Rangnick, the brand new boss has utilised the summer time break to strengthen his squad for the approaching marketing campaign. 

Lisandro Martinez has joined again up with Ten Hag after taking part in underneath the Dutch boss at Ajax, whereas full-back Tyrell Malacia is one other Eredivise import within the 52-year-old’s squad. Danish worldwide Christian Eriksen has additionally joined United after impressing in his return to the Premier League with Brentford.

Despite the brand new signings, United discover themselves embroiled in two ongoing switch fiascos, with high goal Frenkie de Jong’s future nonetheless up within the air amidst claims he would like to remain at Barcelona, and star man Cristiano Ronaldo aiming for an exit from the membership.

Neville believes that club could finish higher should they capture top target Frenkie de Jong

Neville believes that membership might end larger ought to they seize high goal Frenkie de Jong

The former United captain called the club's opening league game against Brighton 'tough'

The former United captain referred to as the membership’s opening league sport towards Brighton ‘robust’

Speaking concerning the Ten Hag’s first aggressive sport answerable for United of their Premier League fixture at dwelling to Brighton on Sunday, Neville mentioned: 

‘I don’t know what is going to occur Sunday. I appreciated what I noticed pre-season, however Brighton at Old Trafford might be robust.’

United have certified for the Champions League six instances following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, however have by no means gone additional than the quarter-finals of the competitors since, crashing out within the final eight to Bayern Munich in 2014, and Barcelona in 2019.

News broke earlier this week that new United CEO Richard Arnold has introduced the legendary supervisor again into the fold at Old Trafford alongside former chief govt David Gill.