Manchester United are title favourites according to City manager
Roberto Mancini is a man under pressure and the City hierarchy might start to consider a change of manager should Manchester United increase their lead at the top of the Premier League to six points on Sunday.
December 7th, 2012
The Red Devils have opened up a three-point gap on their arch-rivals going into Sunday’s derby and Mancini claims that United are favourites to reclaim their title, with City having all the work on their hands to overhaul the red half of Manchester.
Mancini said: “We can’t change the history. We are here (for) only two years, playing together, and they are used to playing this game for the title race for 20 years.
“This is normal when you play against a team that won everything in the last 15 years.
“You can’t change this in two or three years and you need more time. For this reason, they have a small advantage.”
When asked specifically about this season’s title battle, Mancini said: “In this moment United are favourites but the season is long.
“They were a strong team and (then) they bought (Robin) Van Persie and (Shinji) Kagawa. They put another player that scores 25 goals into the squad.”