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Neville: Mourinho will win Man Utd the title

3 Aug 2017
Jose Mourinho, Man Utd

Champions? Top scorer? Top four? Former Red Devils defender is the first of our pundits to reveal his picks for 2017/18

With the new season only eight days away, asks pundits for their predictions for 2017/18.

To start the series, Phil Neville reveals his pick for the title, who will finish top scorer, and which summer signing he is most excited to watch.

Who will finish in the top four, and in what order?

Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The two Manchester clubs will fight it out for the league, but Jose Mourinho’s track record of winning titles in his second season and the buys they’ve made this summer mean I am going for United.

Who will miss out?

I think playing at Wembley will be a major challenge for Tottenham Hotspur. The big wide open pitch will be totally different to White Hart Lane.

Which promoted team will fare best?

Huddersfield Town will finish the highest. I like the style that David Wagner plays. They impressed me a lot last season with their high tempo, fast-paced football.

Surprise package?

Everton will be my surprise package. If they get off to a good start they could break into the top six! 

Phil Neville
Phil Neville says his former team Everton can spring a surprise this season
Cadbury Golden Boot winner?

Either Harry Kane or Romelu Lukaku. I can’t choose between the two!

Which signing will have the biggest impact?

I like the look of Swansea City signing Roque Mesa from Las Palmas, it will be interesting to see if he can settle in the Premier League.

Sandro Ramirez at Everton is a snip at £5million but he also has to settle quickly. Lukaku will get chances, which, if he converts them, will land Man Utd the league!

Which new signing are you most excited to see?

Bernardo Silva is a fantastic young player. It will be really exciting having him and Leroy Sane on the wings at Manchester City.

Young player of the season?

It will be a massive season for Everton’s Jordan Pickford. Can he make the step up and handle the pressure of the price tag and higher expectations?

See: Pundits' predictions for 2017/18

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