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'Man Utd Are In EPL Title Race, City Not'

After Manchester United climbed to the top of the Premier League for a first time since 2017, a Red Devils legend made the bold claim that his former side are fighting for the title but Manchester City are not.

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United are leading the league for the first time since September 2017 after going 11 matches unbeaten, winning nine of them.

Pep Guardiola’s side, meanwhile, are in third place, but could move into second and just one point behind their cross-town rivals, if they win their game in hand.

However, former Red Devils defender Mikael Silvestre has somewhat boldly ruled the Citizens out of the title race.

"For me, there are only three teams in this year's title race: Man Utd, Liverpool, and I'm going to put Leicester in there as well,” he told Ladbrokes.

"It's a wide-open season and it's good for Man Utd to be in the race instead of playing catch-up and looking on from a distance.

"Now it's just a case of staying up there. They're in a very positive position at this point in the campaign."

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The former France international also explained why he feels United have improved since the beginning of the campaign.

"The great thing is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't changed anything in recent weeks. From United's poor run to where they are now, he's stuck to his plans and his ideas,” he added.

"Solskjaer didn't have to change anything; it was more that the players had to respond to what he was asking them to do.

"United had a fantastic run at the back end of last season, then they managed to bring in some names where the club identified weaknesses and clearly they're now back on track. Ole just wanted that consistency and it looks like it's back now."

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