Gary Neville insists it is a ‘fact’ that Man United will rise again

Gary Neville is adamant that Manchester United’s woes will pass and that, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos in charge, another championship run is “inevitable.”

The latest setback in United’s miserable season was their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Crystal Palace on Monday.

With 13 losses so far this season—one more than in 2021–2022, manager Erik ten Hag has already suffered more defeats than any previous United manager in Premier League history.

Neville, though, thinks a team the size of Manchester United cannot be contained for very long.

Manchester United will resume winning as surely as the sun will rise. It’s true,’ he declared.

‘When that is, I don’t know. It can be no guarantee, but I know that these things go in cycles.

‘I lived my whole childhood watching Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal win trophies, win the old Division One, and was patient.

‘I had to wait until I was 18, 19 when Manchester United first won a league title in my life – and then we won a load of league titles, and now we’ve not won one for 10 years.

‘I know full well that in my lifetime – hopefully – Manchester United will win trophies, but they will win trophies again. We will get it right, just as Liverpool will, just as Arsenal will.

‘You can’t keep these great clubs down. I’m sorry, they’re too big, they’re too established, they’ve got a great history, they go through lean periods.’

Speaking from a red carpet event, Neville detailed United’s ’99 Treble champions in a new three-part documentary that was making its global premiere.

During that incredible run, Sir Alex Ferguson’s team overcame severe hardship when they were down to 10 men against Arsenal in the FA Cup semifinal before winning the cup.

Neville now hopes to see Ten Hag’s team “defy the odds” and win at Wembley against Manchester City.

‘Look, I hope in three, four weeks that this FA Cup final against Manchester City, which is such a tough game, we know how good City are, but if they can just defy the odds who knows where that might lead to,’ he said.

‘You know, in 1989-90 Sir Alex Ferguson won an FA Cup that put belief into him, into a group of players.

‘They then went onto win a Cup Winners’ Cup, then went onto win the League Cup, then went onto eventually win a league title.

‘It was building block by block, step by step and that could be just around the corner, or it could be a few years away, but they will win again Manchester United. It’s inevitable.’

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