Ander Herrera rates Man City and Man United’s title chances

Ander Herrera discusses both Manchester City and Manchester United's Premier League title hopes this season

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera Photo: UEFA / Handout

Ander Herrera believes that Manchester City are the favourites to win the Premier League title this season but believes that Manchester United will be close behind.

Pep Guardiola’s men have made a strong start to the new top-flight campaign and they currently top the table along with local rivals Manchester United.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, have also earned plenty of praise for the start that they have made under Jose Mourinho this term.

Manchester United notched up their third 4-0 win of the season on Sunday when they thrashed Everton at Old Trafford to keep their Premier League title bid on track.

Herrera will be hoping to help Manchester United win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013 this season.

However, the Spanish midfielder feels that Manchester City are likely to be the favourites for the title because of how much they have invested in their squad.

Herrera is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “Man City have spent the biggest amount in the Premier League so they are the principal contenders for the title.

“We will try to be there as well, we have quality as well, and we will fight for every title. But I think because of the money they have spent they are the favourites.

“We will try to be there but they have spent the biggest money in the league.

“There is always pressure when you spend a lot but there is also pressure on us because we are the biggest club in England.

“We won three titles last season and City didn’t win anything. They are under pressure.

“They are obligated to win titles. We won three last season so they have more obligation than us.

“But you know when you play for Man United winning is an expectation and an obligation but I like that obligation to be honest.”

Manchester United will look to continue their good start to the season when they take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League but won both the League Cup and Europa League last term.

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