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NEV JOY 'I will be better Sunday' - Gary Neville apologises for delirious commentary as Man United go top

United legend Neville was joyous as a side managed by his former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knocked Liverpool off the top of the Premier League and he admitted he may have got carried away with the moment with this tweet

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Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville (Mike Egerton/PA)

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville (Mike Egerton/PA)

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville (Mike Egerton/PA)

Gary Neville issued an apology on Twitter for what he described as his 'delirious' commentary on Manchester United's 1-0 win at Burnley on Tuesday night.

United legend Neville was joyous as a side managed by his former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knocked Liverpool off the top of the Premier League and he admitted he may have got carried away with the moment with this tweet:

Neville's verdict on United's win at Turf Moor suggested he is starting to believe they can challenge for the title, but he admits winning the biggest prize in English football this season could be beyond them.

"I don't think anyone is saying Manchester United will win the league but the fact that they are in a title fight…wow. I never would have imagined it," said Neville.

"It's a strange season. Why shouldn't Manchester United fans believe? Why shouldn't this side believe? Look at the front three, look at that midfield four, look at Bruno Fernandes - they have some fantastic players.

"The other teams aren't in great form. Man City are sitting there cool and calm, nobody is really talking about them, but they are hitting very good form and that is a real danger. But in the next few days it is time to have a little bit of fun. It won't be a comfortable few days for Liverpool.

"l believe these players feel they can have a really special season. It's odd, it's changing every single week, you don't know what is going to happen and there's an element of unpredictability and Manchester United could exploit that.

"Liverpool were the best team in the league last season by a stretch. Eight weeks ago, they were probably everybody's absolute certainties to win the league.

"I don't think people are veering away from that too much and this isn't a moment to get carried away. We know full well how quickly this season has turned around: it was Chelsea four weeks ago and Man Utd looked dead, but it is all turning around again.

"But it shouldn't stop Manchester United fans get carried away in the next few days. Why shouldn't they? It's been a really difficult few years and there have been times when Manchester United have looked a million miles away from the top of the league.

"So to be top of the league, three points clear of a really good Liverpool side, in January, isn't expected."

United will move six points ahead of Liverpool at the top of the table if they end their long unbeaten run at Anfield in Premier League on Sunday.

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