Ian Wright: How I rate Man United’s chances of catching Man City in title race

The Arsenal legend doesn't believe Manchester United can catch Manchester City in the Premier League title race

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has ruled out Manchester United catching Manchester City in the title race.

The Red Devils were talked up as Manchester City’s biggest challengers in the current campaign.

Manchester United signed Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof to improve their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.

However, Manchester City have been too strong for their city rivals following 16 victories and one stalemate in their opening 17 games ahead of Saturday’s home clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Indeed, the Citizens are 11 points clear of Jose Mourinho’s side to raise questions about the Manchester United squad following the heavy investment in new playing staff over the past two seasons.

The 20-time English champions haven’t won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as manager in 2013.

Former Arsenal striker Wright doesn’t expect Manchester United to catch all-conquering Manchester City in the title race.

“I can’t see who is going to stop them if Man United are supposed to be Man City’s closest rivals,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Man United aren’t playing well enough.”

Manchester United won the Europa League and the FA Cup in their first season under Mourinho last term.

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in Mourinho’s first Premier League campaign as Manchester United boss.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Fed Cup 2019
Jo Konta
Fed Cup 2019: Johanna Konta battles back for win, but Katie Boulter’s chance slips from grasp
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
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Michael Owen
Michael Owen: The Liverpool FC star who has surprised me this season
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves reveals how many signings Man United need this summer
Monte Carlo Masters 2019
Rafael Nadal
Monte Carlo Masters: Fabulous Fognini downs Nadal for first Masters title bout against Lajovic