Stan Collymore makes Man United prediction in title race

The former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes Man United are the only team that can compete with Man City in title race

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Manchester United are the only Premier League team with the necessary squad depth to catch Manchester City, according to Stan Collymore.

The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table and started the weekend eight points behind Manchester City in the title race.

Manchester United made an impressive start to the season and led the Premier League after two games before dropping points in a 2-2 draw with Stoke City.

The 20-time English champions were level on 19 points with the Citizens after seven games before a disastrous October saw Pep Guardiola’s men ease clear at the top of the table.

Manchester United played out a goalless draw with Liverpool before losing to promoted side Huddersfield Town and defending Premier League champions Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho’s men have bounced back with three successive victories over Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Watford ahead of Saturday evening’s clash at Arsenal.

Former Liverpool striker Collymore believes Manchester United are the only team capable of pushing Manchester City all the way in the title race this season.

“I said a couple of weeks ago that Manchester United are the only team with the squad depth to go toe-to-toe with City over the course of the season and that’s not great for the Premier League at all,” Collymore told the Daily Mirror.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in Mourinho’s first season in charge.

The Red Devils snapped up Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window.

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