Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville believes Manchester United should retain some hope that winning the Premier League title is an achievable goal this season.

The Red Devils notched up successive Premier League victories with hard-fought 1-0 win against Chris Hughton’s plucky Brighton and Hove Albion side at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

Manchester United have struggled to dispatch the promoted clubs so far this season following a 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town before the Red Devils came from behind last weekend to record a 4-1 victory.

The 20-time English champions are in second place in the Premier League table but eight points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s men overturned a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 at Huddersfield on Sunday evening.

Manchester United went seven games unbeaten at the start of the 2017-18 campaign before collecting a disappointing four points from four games in the Premier League to lose ground on their bitter title rivals Manchester City.

Mourinho’s side will have the opportunity to close ground on their neighbours in the Manchester derby on 10 December.

Former Red Devils defender Neville is refusing to discount Manchester United in the title race and offered some hope to the club’s supporters heading into the busy festive schedule.

“You have to retain hope if you’re Man Utd and think that something could happen in a couple of weeks’ time in that Manchester derby that…

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