Manchester United legend pours cold water on title challenge

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Ryan Giggs has claimed it’s too early to talk about Manchester United and Manchester City running away with the title race.

The two Manchester sides are most people’s favourites for the Premier League title, with many thinking City are the outstanding favourites after their win over Chelsea – however Giggs thinks that the defending Champions will have a say in where the title ends up – and it could even be in west London.

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We’ve seen before how sides can fall away after an initial early run of wins – and it may well be the case this time around, though the vast majority of people would put a decent bet on Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola being the victorious manager come May.

However, Giggs thinks that there could be other sides who will be there or there abouts – and despite their loss to City and the injury to Morata, Chelsea may be one of those sides.

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He was speaking on Sky Sports, and said: “I think it is too early to say it’s a two-horse race in the Premier League.

“I’ve been in India so I didn’t see Manchester City win at Stamford Bridge but you’ve got to take into account Chelsea’s week, going to Stoke then getting a hard-fought win at Atletico Madrid.

“I think Chelsea will still be in the mix but you’ve got to say City and Manchester United have been impressive and are the teams to beat.

“I think we are seeing the managers, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, imprinting their own visions on their teams.

“In Pep’s case, with the goals they score and the chances they are creating, it’s exciting for City fans right now.

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“You see a bit of both at United, with a really strong defence but then scoring plenty of goals as well.

“The Southampton game was a good example, playing really well in the first half but then shutting up shop in the second.

“We’re still waiting to see if City can win games when they don’t play as well, so the real tests await for both sides.”

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