Neville: Solskjaer’s Manchester United better suited to fighting for title than Mourinho’s Manchester United

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has backed this current United team to come good under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s watch despite our underwhelming draw against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Red Devils are second in the table, but the title race is all but over after slipping to 12 points behind City after the Stamford draw.

Former United captain Neville believes Solskjaer will turn the team into genuine contenders soon.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday, Gary Neville said: “Over the last 12 months, Manchester United have put an incredible run of results together. The points tally has been big, year to year.

“To actually go 20 games [unbeaten] away from home needs applauding because it’s hard. What do you use to demonstrate teams that have got good character and personality? They look like they want to play with each other.

“That’s why I think this Man United team is better suited [to fight for the Premier League ttile] than the one from two or three years ago under Jose Mourinho that finished second. I actually feel there’s a better spirit.

“I think they’ve got a far better chance of winning the league than they were under Jose a couple of years ago. I thought it was a strange bunch of lads, they just didn’t seem to like each other. They didn’t really appeal to me as a fan.”