Bernardo Silva excludes Manchester United from title challenge

Manchester City attacker Bernardo Silva has excluded Manchester United when asked about the potential challengers for the Premier League title this season. The Citizens have continued the form from the previous campaign with a 10-match unbeaten run and they are currently topping the standings ahead of Liverpool on goal difference.

As such, Pep Guardiola’s side are widely considered as the favourites to reclaim their title and when asked about the same, Silva said: “I think either Chelsea and Liverpool, they are very strong. Arsenal as well, even Tottenham. I think it will be harder because last season nobody was expecting us to win as many games and to reach that level of points so this season the teams they know they have to do better to beat us. Of course it will be very hard, but we will work every game to get the three points and at the end of it try and celebrate winning one more Premier League.”

Out of the teams mentioned, Liverpool appear City’s main threat for the English crown this term but they could face potential competition from Chelsea, who have made a bright start to the campaign under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri. Meanwhile, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur seem certain to battle it out for the final Champions League spot but it remains to be seen whether they would be joined by Manchester United for the same.

Jose Mourinho’s team have struggled during the opening exchanges of the season with just five wins from twice the number of matches and they are already playing catch up to the top-four with a five-point deficit. Up next, the Red Devils make the Premier League trip to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth andthe game promises to entertain with the Cherries in a much better league position. The South Coast outfit are currently three points and two positions ahead of United.