Watch your backs! Man City can catch Man United in title race – Vieira

Patrick Vieira is convinced that Manchester City have what it takes to catch Manchester United in the Premier League title race

roberto mancini
Roberto Mancini's side are seven points behind Manchester United Photo: Back Page Images

roberto mancini

Patrick Vieira is convinced that Manchester City have what it takes to overturn the seven-point deficit to Manchester United and retain their Premier League title.

Roberto Mancini’s men have been unable to keep pace with the Red Devils, who have been setting the pace in consistent fashion this season and top the table with 16 games left.

United look to be on course to claim their 20th top-flight crown but Vieira believes City still have a “good chance” of pipping their local rivals to the title.

“There’s still a long way to go. We still believe we have a good chance to catch them,” City football development officer Vieira told talkSPORT.

“It will be more difficult than last season, of course, but we have to give it a go.

“When you look at Chelsea, ourselves and Manchester United, I think all three teams have a chance.

“Manchester United are in a really good position but what is interesting in this Premier League is anybody can drop points and the door is still open for us.

“We just have to look at ourselves. We know what we have to do and we will keep fighting.”

Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Romelu Lukaku
Steve Nicol warns Chelsea FC about move to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Romelu Lukaku
Steve Nicol warns Chelsea FC about move to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature