Manchester United legend and current Wales manager Ryan Giggs believes the reason Man City are so far ahead of Man United in this seasons Premier League table is down to a difference in one key area.
Writing in his regular Sky Sports column the Old Trafford clubs record appearance maker said:
“Manchester United’s attacking players are, without a shadow of a doubt, capable of winning the Premier League next season. They’ve got pace, guile, goals, experience and make up a really top forward line.
“I would say the forward line is as good as Manchester City’s, but the difference is the way of playing, with Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva behind consistently finding the front three for City.
“United have Paul Pogba who could potentially be as good as them, but then Nemanja Matic is more defensive, so it is just that creative area where City have got the upper hand.”
Giggs is United’s most decorated player, and won a staggering 13 Premier League titles during his epic career at Old Trafford, so he certainly knows a thing or two about what it takes to win England’s most coveted prize.
The 44-year-old’s former club currently trail Man City by 13 points with just 13 games remaining this season, so barring a major collapse by Pep Guardiola’s side the title will end up at the Etihad this May.
United manager Jose Mourinho certainly has plenty of top class forward options at his disposal, although he has struggled to find the necessary balance between attack and defensive at times this season – especially against top-six rivals.
In the Red Devils most recent encounter against a top four opponent Spurs, the club’s record signing Paul Pogba again struggled with the defensive duties required of a player selected in a midfield two, leaving his backline horribly exposed at times.
Mourinho himself has also come in for a lot of criticism this season from a section of the club’s fans, who believe his ultra pragmatic approach is in contrast to the club’s more attacking traditions.
However, United’s board seem happy with their Portuguese coach with the 54-year-old recently signing a new contract with club, and they seem prepared to back him in the transfer market this summer as he looks to wrestle back supremacy in the Premier League from his arch rival Guardiola.