Gary Neville changes top-four predictions as Man Utd, Newcastle and Tottenham battle it out


GARY NEVILLE has changed his top-four predictions as Manchester United, Tottenham and Newcastle battle it out for a Champions League place.

Eddie Howe’s side currently sit third in the Premier League after winning five games in a row to move level on points with the Red Devils.

Gary Neville believes Newcastle will get a top-four spot

Gary Neville believes Newcastle will get a top-four spot

Spurs have played a game more than Newcastle and Erik ten Hag’s United, while also sitting three points behind them.

The Toon’s good form has led to Neville changing his predictions from earlier in the campaign.

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The pundit now believes Newcastle WILL secure a spot in next season’s Champions League.

Neville told Sky Sports: “What a week for Newcastle. To beat Manchester United, West Ham away and then Brentford away, that’s a tough week and to get nine points – that’s a brilliant performance.

“I didn’t have them down as top-four probably three weeks ago and even after the United game, I thought ‘well they’ve got three tough away games now in West Ham, Brentford and Aston Villa.’

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“You’ll probably drop points in that and it will give Tottenham and Liverpool maybe a chance.

“But looking at them now, watching them closely against Manchester United- where I thought they were absolutely brilliant – I think they will finish in the top-four now because their confidence will be so high.

“I thought Man Utd were really poor against Newcastle. But what we’ve seen with this side under Erik ten Hag is that they do respond and they do bounce back.

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“They were dominant against Evertonbut beating Brentford was really important. Six points from that week doesn’t look so bad now.

“They do respond and come back which will mean they do finish in those Champions League places.

“With Tottenham, they were pretty fortunate against Brighton. But it gives them a chance, they’re still in it.”

Although Spurs have played an extra match, they have a chance to overtake their rivals as they meet both United and Newcastle this month.