Gary Neville has warned Manchester United they should be worried about Liverpool in the race for the Premier League top four, reports the Daily Mirror.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have been on a great run of form, and have gone from mid-table to challenging for the Champions League qualification places over the last few months. They are now only two points off Louis van Gaal’s side, and the pair’s encounter later this month could go a long way to deciding which finishes in the top four come May.
The Red Devils haven’t been playing as well as some expected they would this season, despite managing to pick up results. With tough games against Tottenham, the Reds, and Manchester City in their next four Premier league fixtures, it is not inconceivable that the Old Trafford could be well off the pace by the middle of April.
However, Neville still believes that United can be successful in their quest: “For the first time this season I am concerned as to whether Manchester United can fight them off in the scrap for the Champions League places. I’ve backed United all season, and I won’t be changing my mind at this stage, but it’s fair to say Liverpool have emerged as much more of a threat than I considered a few weeks ago.”