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Man Utd winning Premier League next season and beyond deemed ‘impossible’ by Gary Neville

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 18:26, 21 June 2019

Gary Neville sees former club Manchester United going another two seasons without lifting the Premier League.

The record 20-time Englsh champions haven’t tasted glory since legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down in 2013.

Following his managerial retirement, the Red Devils have appointed four permanent head coaches with club icon Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently at the helm.

During that period, United ended outside the top four places four times – including last season – as well as finishing runners-up (2017/18) and fourth (2014/15) in the other two seasons, although they have secured FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League titles.

Consequently, no one is backing them to end a seven-year drought, including ex-skipper Neville, who feels the wait will go on.

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“There has to be a lot of change here. With the exchange of some players it is not done,” he told Bild.

“It will not be possible for United to become a champion for the next two years.”

United post-Fergie. Five things to know…

  • Sir Alex Ferguson brought 13 league titles to Old Trafford across a 26-year reign.
  • He’d step down in 2013 after guiding the club to a 20th championship.
  • Since his departure United have appointed four permanent managers: David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
  • United’s best finish was second to local rivals Man City in 2017/18 (albeit 19 points behind).
  • Last season was the fourth time in six seasons post-Ferguson they finished outside the top four.