Gary Neville: Old Trafford advantage will get Manchester United over the line

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville believes his old club has what it takes to beat Liverpool at the weekend.

The second and third placed English clubs will be involved in a massive game on Saturday morning, with United only above Liverpool in the table by two points.

A draw may suit United, as it would mean they can decide their own fate in finishing second. However, a loss would see Liverpool go above them by a point.

“I always fancy United at home,” he told Sky Sports.

“With Liverpool you have to get through that first half an hour, especially at Anfield, where they are a completely different proposition.

“I’ve always thought that for Liverpool away from home they struggled with the size of the pitch, despite them not being hugely different on paper.

“It’s a lot harder for United to play at Anfield and a lot harder for Liverpool to play at Old Trafford, so I fancy United to win.

“Jose Mourinho has two big games in four days that will define the rest of the season – against Liverpool and Sevilla. How strong he goes in both remains to be seen.”

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