Neville: Manchester United can beat Chelsea ... and Mourinho knows it

Gary Neville has been discussing Chelsea's upcoming game with Manchester United.

After an interesting start to the season Manchester United appear to have things under an element of control under Louis van Gaal. The club have had their ups and downs recently but they are currently on an up. The form of Angel Di Maria, emergence of Paddy McNair, David De Gea's heroics and sitting pretty in fourth spot all reasons to be cheerful for Van Gaal and co - even if they currently have nine players injured, Antonio Valencia the latest to join the list.

But they face some tough challenges in the coming month.

United take on Chelsea and Manchester City in the next month - and Arsenal after the next international break.

Certainly by this time next month we will know a little bit more about Manchester United's credentials for the season.

Chelsea and City look to be the two best teams in the league this season, a point proven by their respective positions in the Premier League table.

One person who agrees with that fact is Gary Neville. The United legend turned pundit has been speaking to United's official website about his former team this week.

He believes that Chelsea are the best team in the league this season. But he also has a warning for them. He feels United have what it takes to beat them on the 26th.

"I've watched a lot of City and Chelsea, and Chelsea are the best team by a long way. Make no mistake about that. But I'd like to think United are always the club that can beat a big team. Even in seasons when we weren't great, like in the mid-2000s, I always felt we could upset Arsenal's 'Invincibles' and Chelsea - I think Darren Fletcher scored one year when Mourinho was manager.

"I look at the game in two weeks' time and United will be up for it. Chelsea will have been in Europe that week and, for me, United will cause Chelsea big problems. It'll be their toughest game and Jose Mourinho would know that."

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