'Man Utd will finish above Man City this season'
Dec 16, 2016 18:22:05
Robbie Savage has been impressed by the improvement shown by Jose Mourinho's team of late, while Pep Guardiola has overseen two defeats in his last three games
Manchester United will finish above Manchester City in the Premier League table this season, according to Robbie Savage.
The player-turned-pundit has been impressed by the improvement shown by Jose Mourinho & Co. in recently weeks, notably the win over Crystal Palace in midweek.
Meanwhile, City have lost two of their last three Premier League games and now find themselves seven points off leaders Chelsea, and Savage, a former youth team player at Old Trafford, now expects United to claim the Manchester bragging rights this season.
"On current form in the battle to rule Manchester, Jose Mourinho looks like a man on the march while Pep Guardiola is only shuffling," Savage wrote in his column for the Mirror.
"I have been far more impressed with Manchester United over the last six weeks than with Man City, who have stalled after making such an impressive start in the Premier League."
He added: "I tipped United to win the title back in August. Sadly that is going to be beyond them, because the 13-point gap to Chelsea at the top is too much to make up.
"But as I also said in this column last week, I think the worst is over for Mourinho at Old Trafford now.
"Of all the top-four contenders, they look most capable of stringing together a run of six or seven wins. The table doesn’t lie, and United may not win the title – but I still think they will finish above City."