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Man Utd skipper Neville: Being top means little now

Manchester United captain Gary Neville says there'll be no pats on the back after they regained the Premiership leadership yesterday.

After victory over Bolton Wanderers, Neville told MUTV: "We're experienced enough to know that nothing's won in January.

"We're top of the league now but we can be knocked off. We'll only know how significant this result was at the end of the season.

"[In December] our aim was to get through the Club World Cup trip to Japan and still be in contention. We've done that and we're top now, but the really hard work is still to come."

At times on Saturday it looked as if United would never find a way past Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. But Neville says he never gave up hope, even as the clock ticked ever closer to the 90 minute mark.

"I remember looking at the clock and there was a minute left," Neville said. "But at this club you never think you're out of the match - you always know you'll get another chance. That's been the motto down the years: we'll always get a chance.

"And we got that against Bolton. Carlos Tevez did absolutely brilliantly down the inside right channel. He got into those areas all day, particularly in the first half and we kept playing it into him. He was very dangerous for us."

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