Gary Neville reveals why some Manchester United fans WANT Liverpool to win the

The former England international has claimed that being a Manchester United fan and having to choose between Liverpool and Manchester City is like ‘the devil and the deep blue sea’.

However, Neville has prepared himself that it will be one of United’s rival clubs lifting the title in May.

“It is going to be Liverpool or City, they are well in front,” he told the Gary Neville podcast, before revealing why some United fans are favouring the Reds.

”This is an interesting theory – do you want City to win back-to-back titles and begin a period of domination, which back-to-back titles can feel like?

“Or do you want Liverpool to win the title? A couple of friends of mine said a few weeks ago that they wanted Liverpool to win it and it was the first time I had heard a United fan say they wanted Liverpool to win it over City because they felt it would be a one-off.

“Whereas they felt if City won back-to-back titles, they could go on and win three or four.

“I do not know who is going to win it this season.”

Liverpool beat Brighton 1-0 on Saturday to give them a seven point lead at the top – City face Wolves on Monday needing a win to stay in touch at the top.

“I said City publicly at the start of the season and I have said City always on Monday Night Football when I have been asked,” Neville said on who will finish top.

“But privately in the green room with Jamie Carragher I have been saying, ‘Your lot can win this, they are capable of winning it, they look like a team that can do it’.

“I hope towards the end of the season we get a title run-in.”

Neville’s former club United have won five Premier League games in a row since appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss, but remain nine points off second-place City who have a game in hand.

Despite Neville’s former club not being close to their arch rivals, Neville is pleased with the progress being made – but has sent advice to the future boss at Old Trafford.

“Manchester United’s philosophy is so deep, it’s so meaningful to that club. It’s like Barcelona’s, it’s like Ajax’s,” he added.

“At Manchester United, you play fast, attacking football, in an entertaining way, you bring young players through and give them belief, and you win.”