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Gary Neville has praised Manchester United’s ‘game-changers’ for propelling Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side up the Premier League table after the 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday left them level with leaders Liverpool.

Neville told Sky Sports on The Gary Neville Podcast: “It was a big, big win for United. I’m so looking forward to that [Liverpool game]. Not because I’m here thinking United can go to Anfield and win, but because United have become competitive out of nowhere.

“If you’d have said at the start of the season, or even five weeks ago, that United would be level with Liverpool, I’d have said no chance, that can’t happen.

“That shows how unusual this season is. What Manchester United have is a lot of match-winners – Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford… Game-changers.

“They do it in moments, and they don’t always have to be playing well when you have those players on the pitch.

“The performances are getting better, it’s a work in progress, it’s not by any stretch the finished article. At times in games they mesmerise you for ten minutes, and then can turn into a nightmare for ten minutes.

“But there’s confidence building, something is growing, there’s a spirit at the end of the game with the players celebrating was nice to see.”

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