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Gary Neville blasts Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United as 'pathetic'

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Gary Neville has hit out at Manchester United as well as Manchester City and Arsenal for failing to offer up a serious challenge to Chelsea in the Premier League title race.

Jose Mourinho's men are now just three points against Crystal Palace away from claiming their first title since 2010 at the weekend following their 3-1 win against Leicester last night. The Blues fell behind in the first half but Didier Drogba levelled things up after the break before John Terry and Ramires sealed the deal.

Defence

Defending champions Manchester City have faltered badly this term and are 13 points back in second place, while Arsenal are level on points with the Citizens in third. Manchester United make up the top four, a further two points back from Chelsea.

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Speaking after last night's game against Leicester, Neville was less than impressed with the chasing pack's efforts to stop the Blues this term.

Unhappy

“I don’t get it at all,” he told Sky Sports’ Gary Neville Podcast. “If we’re criticising anybody it should be the pathetic attempt at chasing them this season and putting up a fight.

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“I have to say Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have got to do so much better next season. The last team that we should be criticising are Chelsea. They are the ones that have gone on and done the job.

“They have extended their lead tonight, they are by far in front and they have been by far the best team this season. They haven’t lost a game since New Year’s Day. It’s the other teams that should really be criticised. This Chelsea team have done everything you ask of what will be the champion team.”

Evans could be on his way to Everton

Manchester United are ready to sell Jonny Evans for £10million this summer with Everton leading the race to sign him, according to Goal.

Evans has been in and out of Louis van Gaal's first team squad this season due to a number of frustrating injuries. He was also recently forced to sit out six games after being found guilty of spitting at Newcastle forward Papiss Cisse in March.

That has prevented the Northern Ireland international from reaching his best form and Van Gaal seems ready to replace him with a more reputable centre-back this summer. The Dutch boss is likely to be in the market for an upgrade in the summer, and is said to be targeting a move for Borussia Dortmund ace Mats Hummels.

Nani set to make Manchester United return

Portuguese winger Nani has confirmed he will return to Manchester United when his loan deal with Sporting Lisbon expires at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old, whose £120,000-a-week wages are still being paid in full by the Red Devils, is poised to return to Louis van Gaal’s squad this summer following a successful season with Sporting.

"I'm a United player," he told Portuguese website Sapo Desporto, "I always have to go back, but then we'll see."

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