Man United the only team who can stop Man City, declares pundit

Paul Merson reckons that Manchester United are the only side who can stop Manchester City in the race for the title

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Paul Merson believes that Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side are the only team who look capable of being able to stop Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title this season.

Pep Guardiola’s men have been the standout performers in the Premier League this season and they have quickly established themselves as the heavy favourites to win the top-flight crown this term.

The Citizens are currently leading the way at the top of the table after 11 games of the new campaign as Guardiola looks to win his first trophy in English football.

Manchester United are not far behind as they bid to challenge for the title in Mourinho’s second campaign in charge at Old Trafford.

And former Arsenal star Merson reckons that Manchester United have shown themselves to be the only team who are capable of beating Manchester City to the title this season.

Writing in his column for the Daily Star, Merson said: “Mourinho is the only one who looks capable of stopping Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. It’s not like anyone should be surprised.

“This is what Mourinho does. This is his blueprint. It is why he’s been so successful, and it is why United appointed him.

“There’s no point complaining about it now. It’s what the club signed up for.”

Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since their famous final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in the 2012-13 campaign.

The Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League last season, but won both the League Cup and Europa League in Mourinho’s first campaign at Old Trafford.

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