Alan Shearer makes bold claim about Man United and Man City

Alan Shearer is backing Manchester City to win the Premier League title

Alan Shearer is tipping Manchester City and Manchester United to battle it out for the Premier League title this season.

Both Manchester clubs have appointed new managers this summer after disappointing 2015/16 campaigns which saw the Citizens narrowly beat the Red Devils to fourth place.

The Eastlands outfit have named former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola as their new manager as Manuel Pellegrini departed The Etihad.

Accross at Old Trafford, United sacked Louis van Gaal following their fifth-place finish and appointed Jose Mourinho as his replacement in May.

Former Newcastle United striker Shearer believes the Manchester clubs are favourites to win the Premier League title, predicting that Guardiola’s side will edge to glory.

Asked to name the title winners on Match of the Day, Shearer replied: “City or United but just City I think.”

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City were 2-1 winners against Sunderland in their Premier League opener at The Etihad on Saturday thanks to Sergio Aguero’s penalty and Paddy McNair’s own goal.

United won their first piece of silverware under Mourinho last weekend after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s winner secured a 2-1 victory over champions Leicester City at Wembley.

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