The Premier League is back this weekend and so is everyone’s favourite duo in punditry. Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have, quite surprisingly looking at their career paths, formed an entertaining partnership on Sky in the last seven years.
The pair are regulars on Sky Sport’s Monday Night Football and are in attendance tonight at the Brentford Community Stadium to cover the curtain-raiser between newly-promoted Brentford and Arsenal.
As always, Manchester United was a hot topic and Neville expects the side to have a good season but insisted they can still finish lower than their second-place of last season, despite improving on the pitch.
“I think Manchester United will have a really good season,” Neville said on Sky, via Football Daily. “I think Manchester United will improve this year, it’s how much Chelsea will improve, how much Liverpool can come back to what they were.
Gary 🗣 "Manchester United could improve but finish in a worse position, which sounds daft."
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 13, 2021
“Manchester United can improve but finish actually, in a worse position.”
Carragher, who was in a typically juvenile mood, teased Neville over his apparent United bias: “That’s Neville getting his excuses in for Man United already – the Premier League is back!” he added.
Following back-to-back top-four finishes for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, there are added expectations at the club this year and a title challenge will be seen as the minimum, as opposed to where qualifying for the Champions League has been accepted in recent years.