Owen questions Man City title challenge

Manchester United striker Michael Owen has questioned whether Premier League leaders Manchester City have the ability to sustain their recent form, ESPN Soccernet reports.

The 31 year old expects City to be United’s main rivals this season and their 6-1 derby day thrashing of United at Old Trafford has led many to predict that any club will have to perform remarkably to stop the City juggernaut. Owen has recognised that they are a force in the league, but is confident that United will contest with them and stop them winning the league.

Owen said: ‘They’re on a crest of a wave at the minute, but every team will go through a sticky patch at some point and we’re still early on in the season. We’ll see what happens after Christmas and start forming opinions then, but there’s no doubt about it, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

‘We’ve got a big squad to cope with playing in a number of competitions and we’re confident. Man United over the years have always gone on great runs towards the end of the season and have pulled it out of the fire many times. We’ve got a manager who has been there, seen it and done it, as have a number of the lads too’, Owen added.

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