Gary Neville thinks Manchester United’s win over Aston Villa will pose threats to Tottenham Hotspur’s top-four hopes
According to Football. London, Gary Neville says that Manchester United’s win over Aston Villa will be a blow to Tottenham Hotspur’s run in the Premier League.
Following our dramatic victory over Brighton on Saturday, Ange Postecoglou’s team remains in contention with Arsenal and Manchester City, who are both five points ahead, while also matching Liverpool’s performance. This sets the stage for an exciting and competitive battle ahead.
“It was a huge win for United, they couldn’t afford to go 11 points behind Villa otherwise that race would’ve been over. Now, I think the pressure is off of those Manchester United players and the manager even though the barometer for the end of the season will be achieving Champions League football.”
Under the leadership of Erik ten Hag, Manchester United registered a crucial away win over a tough top-nine opponent. This win puts the Red Devils within reach of the fifth-placed team, as they trail them by just five points, and they are six points behind us.
Ange Postecoglou has done a great job so far.
The gap could have narrowed significantly with a poor result, but the team’s determination was evident after the manager emphasised the importance of approaching every game with the intensity of a Cup final. Nevertheless, the current perspective is that Villa is the team being pursued, not Spurs. If the game had unfolded differently, the fourth spot could have been relinquished – at least for now. The current scenario sees Tottenham and United emerging as the teams in top form, with Villa already falling behind. In just four weeks, a crucial match between these teams could completely alter the dynamics once more.
When considering Villa’s recent decline, it’s clear that the tables are starting to turn. Tottenham have managed to steer clear of the discussion for the time being.
Given the current ambiguity surrounding the number of English teams participating in the Champions League next season, it is crucial to have a safety net beyond the fifth position. There is still a prevailing belief that Premier League teams will be able to secure an additional spot for next year’s remodelled tournament.
Gary Neville thinks that Manchester United’s win over Aston Villa will pose threats to Tottenham Hotspur’s top-four hopes.
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United have an encouraging fixture list over the next few matches, including five out of the next six games against teams in the lower part of the table. United have a favourable fixture list over the next matches which include five out of the coming six matches against the teams at the lowest half of the table. Although any team can win on a particular day, the Reds should take full advantage of this opportunity to decrease the gap. What Neville is saying makes sense and we need to win games to prevent them from closing the gap.