Ryan Giggs predicts two-horse Premier League title race

Date published: Tuesday 18th July 2017 1:56

Ryan Giggs says it will be a battle between Manchester City and Manchester United for the Premier League title this season.

Former United winger Giggs, 43, who is looking to get back into the game after leaving United last summer when Jose Mourinho arrived, believes United have the best squad and says City’s front five is “scary”.

City finished third last season, winning no silverware but they have added Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Douglas Luiz and Ederson to their ranks and they will be hopeful of an improvement.

Man Utd finished sixth but won the League Cup and Europa League and the arrivals of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof will strengthen Jose Mourinho’s hand as they look to get back into the Champions League.

“It’s Jose’s second season with United. Last season they had the best squad and I think this year they’ve got the best squad again,” Giggs told talkSPORT.

“They haven’t necessarily got the best XI, but their strength in depth is huge.

“And City; towards the end of the season away at Watford they had Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne.

“That front five is scary…and Raheem Sterling wasn’t even on the pitch!

“It’s Guardiola’s second season in the Premier League, too, so they will be really strong.

“It’ll be interesting to see how Chelsea cope with the Champions League, but I can definitely see United and City contending for the title.”

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