Gary Neville predicts where Man City, Man United will finish

Gary Neville gives his take on Manchester United and Manchester City's Premier League title hopes this season

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Gary Neville believes that the Premier League title race is looking set to come down to a straight shootout between Manchester City and Manchester United this season.

Both of the Manchester clubs have made a very strong start to the new season, with Pep Guardiola’s men currently leading the way at the top of the Premier League table.

Manchester United are two points behind the Citizens after having won six and drawn two of their opening eight Premier League games this season.

The two Manchester clubs have been the top performers this season, while Tottenham are currently in third place in the table.

However, former Manchester United defender Neville reckons that the title race is likely to come down to a straight shootout between the two Manchester clubs this season.

Asked if it looks like it will be a two-horse title race between the Manchester clubs, Neville told ESPN FC: “It’s looking that way. They look like the two. I love watching Tottenham, but have they got the depth to challenge United and City this season? I’m not sure.”

He added: “At the moment, City are looking in the better form – but United have got the maturity and I’m sure they will get through the winter months well, which can be key.”

Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town.

The Red Devils are aiming to win the Premier League title for the first time since their final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

They finished sixth last season but won the Europa League and League Cup.

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