That’s the verdict of former Red Devils star Gary Neville, who says the pressure on his old side’s local rivals Manchester City too.
United won their first Premier League game in three when they recorded a slender 1-0 victory over fellow title-chasers Tottenham on Saturday.
And they’ll be looking to lay down a marker when they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Antonio Conte’s Chelsea next weekend.
United sit second in the table having collected 23 points from their opening 10 games of the campaign.
And Neville says they need to catch City because of how much they’ve spent on their squad.
Neville told Sky Sports: “United would have been seven points behind City with a draw – then City would have had a chance to go 10 points clear next weekend before United played at Chelsea.
“That would’ve been a big gap. So now, ultimately it gives United a much better chance.
“United have got to win the Premier League this season. Manchester City have got to win the Premier League too.
“Both teams, with the money invested, second isn’t good enough.”
United have a Champions League clash with Portuguese giants Benfica to come before they visit Chelsea.
The Group A encounter takes place at Old Trafford on Tuesday (7.45pm).
Published at Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:33:19 +0000