Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola appeared to snub Manchester United as serious title contenders while giving his Premier League predictions.
The Sky Blues boss gave an insight into how he sees each team faring this season, but left the Red Devils until last after their sluggish start to the term, admitting that they were some way off consideration right now.
Guardiola shared his predictions by starting off with Liverpool, who his side face this weekend in what could be a decisive clash.
“They are the biggest favourite,” said the Spaniard of the Reds. “But I think this season, what’s happened with the pandemic, the situation is different.
Pep Guardiola has won two Premier League titles with Manchester City
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“As a team they’re really, really strong, they’ve still maintained the same level as last season – except last month… How did they drop points when nobody expected them to? Incredible results.
Moving on to the other competitors, he went on: “Arsenal have made an incredibly big step forward to be a contender.
“And Tottenham. Mourinho’s now got the team like he wants.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd have made a slow start to the season
“Chelsea… In the beginning was a little bit like this [wobbles his head], but now is stable, not conceding goals, scoring lots of goals, a big squad. For rotation you need top, top players.”
Finally, Guardiola got onto United – and he had mixed reviews for his club’s bitter rivals.
“In this moment, United is not [up there] in terms of the results,” he added.
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