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Gary Neville makes top four prediction about Manchester United and Leicester City

Gary Neville believes Manchester United will surpass Leicester City to finish in the top four this season. 

United extended their unbeaten run to 17 games in all competitions with a convincing 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Thursday evening.

It was the fourth consecutive league game the Reds have beaten their opposition by three goals or more, a new Premier League record.

Leicester City currently sit a point ahead of United in fourth place, but have been in indifferent form since the restart last month.

And a top four finish is now effectively in United’s hands as Solskjaer’s men will overtake the Foxes if they defeat them on the final day and secure victories in their other three games.

United great Neville has lauded Leicester for their impressive season, but think they’ll be edged out by United in the battle for fourth place due to the superior form of Solskjaer’s side.

“Leicester have had a great season, for them to be in front of United at this stage is a great achievement,” Neville told Sky Sports. 

“But you would be surprised if United didn’t go and follow this through. They’ve got a good run of fixtures and have got Leicester to play as well.

“United look so dominant at this moment in time. You’d almost like to see them playing the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City to see where they are, although that could come in the FA Cup and Europa League games.

“It’s been comfortable for United in recent weeks and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want those big tests because they look ready for them. They have looked so comfortable in games and they will go on to have a really good season.

“At times this season I wondered what was going to happen, but I think they will overtake Leicester and get into the Champions League, and they could even win a trophy with it all to play for in the two cup competitions they are still in.”

A place in the Champions League next season is within United’s grasp but this is no time for complacency to kick in with four crucial games remaining.

Solskjaer’s men are about to enter a defining week with league games against Southampton and Crystal Palace before their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley.

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