Nev: United will overtake Barca

United were comprehensively beaten by the Catalan giants in the

Champions League final for the second time in three years when they

went down 3-1 at Wembley in May. Neville was part of the United

side that overcame Juventus – who they had lost to three out of

four times in the previous two seasons – on the way to claiming the

1999 European Cup, and the 36-year-old believes Barcelona will also

be caught. “We had young players who strived to get to their

(Juventus’) level and eventually you get there,” the former Red

Devils defender and captain told the Manchester Evening News. “You

climb that mountain and it is tough. But I think we will progress

and we will get there. “I think the likes of Man United and Real

Madrid will get past Barcelona in the next two years. “Next season

will be tougher for them because teams like United and others will

learn. Things go in cycles.”