Sharethematch.com ambassador Andy Gray was talking exclusively to Mancunian Matters…
Forget the European exit and supposedly tougher fixture list I am sticking to my guns and saying Manchester City will win the Premier League.
I said it at the start of the season and I’ve not changed my mind, they are the strongest side in the division and I fancy them to end the campaign top of the pile.
People make a lot of what happens on paper, which I don’t buy into.
They look at the fixtures coming in and say they have the harder run in here or this team has the easier games, but nothing is ever won on paper.
Before the season I said Man City would be the ones celebrating with the title come the end of the season and I have seen nothing to suggest to me otherwise.
Just because they currently find themselves second and have lost to Swansea I am not about to panic and change, I still think Man City are better equipped to win the league.
The one thing you can’t do is write United off though as we have seen them time after time come back and they always finish the season strongly.
This is a new experience for City and that might play against them but when you look at the squad they have and the resources available, it is hard to bet against them.
Even compared to United and that is not something we have been able to say a lot in the past.
That derby will now become crucial but I am not moving from my choice of City, not just yet anyway.
Both of them had setbacks in the Europa League this week and United were outplayed throughout, while City still showed their teeth in the second half against Sporting and will remain confident ahead of next week’s clash with Chelsea.
Despite United’s exit I don’t think they will panic. They have an experienced manager and a set of players who know a European exit has little or no bearing on the season as whole.
But having said that I am still lumping on City to be lifting their first Premier League crown this May.
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