Gary Neville is convinced that old club Manchester United will not give up in their fight for the Premier League title, despite conceding pole position to local rivals Manchester City following last night's 1-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens returned to the top of the table after Vincent Kompany's first-half header earned Roberto Mancini's side all three points, much to the dismay of Sir Alex Ferguson on the visitors' bench.
With just two games remaining before the end of the season, City now hold a slender advantage, via their goal difference, meaning victory over Newcastle United and QPR will almost certainly hand them the title.
However, Neville still believes that the Red Devils can usurp their rivals, and will look to capitalise on the pressure that is now on Mancini's men.
"Sir Alex Ferguson has rightly said that the title has slipped away," the former United defender said on Sky Sports. "But you can only keep going. That's all you can do in football.
"All the pressure's now on City. They play first up at Newcastle so United will know exactly what they need to do [by the time they kick off against Swansea at Old Trafford], or even if they've got a chance."
Regardless of the eventual destination of the title, Neville also expects a busy summer at Old Trafford, with Ferguson poised to continue his ongoing recruitment process and strengthen his squad again in the transfer window.
"I'm sure he'll improve his squad," added Neville. "I think he has to. He's an honest person and he'll recognise there are areas of the squad he needs to strengthen."
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