GARY NEVILLE claimed Manchester United’s ‘slim’ chance of winning the Premier League depend on Paul Pogba producing ‘two or three months of brilliance’.
Neville’s former side still sit top of the table after they held champions Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield.
Paul Pogba missed a late chance for Manchester United Credit: EPA
Gary Neville says Paul Pogba is key to Manchester United’s success Credit: PA:Press Association
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Frenchman Pogba had a golden chance to win the game late on, but he blasted his effort inside the penalty box right at keeper Alisson.
And ex-United captain Neville – who lifted the title EIGHT times at Old Trafford – said the World Cup winner is key to club’s success this season.
He said on Sky Sports: “I think Manchester United’s chances of winning this league are slim – Liverpool and Man City are still the best two teams in this league.
“But the slim chance they have to win this league will depend on something like Paul Pogba delivering a cameo of two or three months of brilliance, which he is capable of.
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“He’s got confidence, he’s got arrogance – good arrogance, in a sense that he believes in himself.
“He thinks he should be playing in the biggest games in the world, and winning titles, and thinking positive thoughts, thinking you’re the best is a big thing when you’re looking to win.”
United have not won the league since 2013, but Pogba recently revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad have the belief to pip rivals City and Liverpool.
But boss Solskjaer admitted he was frustrated with his side’s showing on Merseyside with performances needing to improve in their title race.
He said: “We didn’t deserve the three points because we didn’t play well enough.
“We didn’t impose ourselves on the game, especially first half.
“We grew in the game and thought it was there to win in the second half and created two massive chances.
“We can play better than this, we know that. We can be more composed; we can have the ball more.
“We had to defend really often, and we gave the ball away too often. A couple of things we need to improve on.”