MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville named three things his former club lacks to return to the top.
Neville spent 19 years at Old Trafford and won eight Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions League trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson.
But the former right-back has been seeing the Red Devils fall short against Prem rivals Manchester City and Liverpool since their last league triumph in 2013.
The footballer-turned-pundit believes this is down to the Manchester giants lacking absolute faith, trust and belief in their manager like City and the Reds have on Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp respectively.
Neville told Sky Sports: “The two teams at the top, their managers have got complete control in their clubs. Faith, trust, belief all the way through.
“Pep can leave [Raheem] Sterling out in the derby no one bats an eyelid, brings [Jack] Grealish in, no one thought it would happen but gets on with it because he’s got complete control, no one questions him.
“Manchester United haven’t got that and they haven’t had it for a number of years.
“The worst thing about a player being left out and not being happy about it, what I always used to think was, is that it’s disrespectful to the players who were left out in the previous week.
“You might be playing a lot and then you’ve been left out but what about the players who are on the bench for the last four weeks, that’s disrespectful and I don’t like it.”
United are currently fifth in the Premier League table with only one point separating them from fourth-placed Arsenal.
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However, the Gunners have three games in hand and have been on a roll, having won all of their last five matches.
The Red Devils have struggled this season under both former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and interim boss Ralf Rangnick despite a busy summer transfer window.