Owen Hargreaves has warned Manchester United the title race is not a foregone conclusion.
United lead Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table by seven points, with 16 games to play.
And, though Hargreaves admits Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are in excellent shape, he claims it would be foolish to write off last season’s champions City.
“United look the favourites,” said Hargreaves, who played for both clubs.
“They have so many options up front and on the wings and, if they find a bit of stability defensively, which they seem to have been missing a little bit, then it looks a one-horse race.
“But City, with the firepower they have, you would be crazy to dismiss them.”