Ryan Giggs believes Manchester City are still favourites for the Premier League, despite an impressive start to the season from Liverpool.
The Manchester United legend believes the managerial skills of Pep Guardiola give City an advantage in the title race, and admits he is already impressed by the character they have shown this season.
City bounced back from last week’s Champions League defeat by thrashing Cardiff at the weekend, in a performance which Giggs believes highlighted their incredible team spirit.
Writing in his Sky Sports column the Wales manager also talked up Chelsea’s chances – but there was no mention of United as contenders for the top prize in English football.
“It looks like a case of Manchester City v Liverpool for the title, although you can’t dismiss Chelsea because they’re playing well,” Giggs wrote.
“Remember just two years ago they were the champions and they’ve got players in that dressing room who know what it takes – Liverpool haven’t got that, but you’ve got to start somewhere and Liverpool have been impressive.
“As for Man City, I watched them against Lyon and you think something might be wrong and then they go and put on a show against Cardiff. So I’d say it was between those two but you can’t discount Chelsea.
“I’d still just give Manchester City the edge purely because Pep Guardiola usually wins second season after winning the league and they’ve got players who’ve been there and done it.”