Ex-Manchester City manager Peter Reid believes that Manchester United will win their 20th Premier League title this season and it’s down to their ability to win vital games.
United currently sit at the top of the league with a 12 point advantage after beating Everton on Sunday. With just 13 matches to go until the last day of the season, Reid doesn’t believe that any of the clubs will be able to catch the Red Devils and this is due to their ability to win games even when they aren’t playing well.
“Champions win football matches when they are not playing well, Manchester United have done it and Manchester City haven’t and that’s the bottom line. That is why they are 12 points clear and that is the reason I think they will win it,” Reid told The Daily Mail.
The Citizens won the league last year in a memorable season finale when they beat Qpr with a goal scored in injury time. The reigning champions have found it hard to defend their title and their form this season falls short of the effort made last year. Reid believes several factors are to blame for this, one being their early exit from the Champions League.
“In the Champions League they had a hell of a difficult group but they got three points and for the Premier League champions that is a really poor return,” he added.
“As a result I think confidence and momentum were lost early on by City as it showed you where they are in the grand scale of things in Europe and that has been borne out in the Premier League.”