(Video) Gary Neville admits he did not expect United to finish in the top-four this season

Gary Neville has admitted he did not expect Manchester United to qualify for the Champions League this season.

The Red Devils need just one point from their remaining two Premier League fixtures to cement a top-four finish and book their place among Europe’s elite next term.

They currently lead Chelsea 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to an early Casemiro opener, so things are looking incredibly positive as it stands.

Prior to kick-off, former captain Neville gave an honest admission on his pre-season predictions ahead of Erik ten Hag’s first term as manager.

He said (via Football Daily): “No, I didn’t think they would get Champions League football this year, I didn’t think they would respond in the way they have. But I also didn’t think that Chelsea and Liverpool would’ve been as bad as they have as well. So, I think just a perfect storm.

“I was just talking to someone down there [gestured towards Old Trafford tunnel] that said, ‘If the unthinkable could happen and we could win at Wembley against Manchester City, and with the Carabao Cup already in the bag and top-four – that would be a spectacular season for Erik ten Hag and for United.’”

Footage courtesy of Football Daily.

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