Kevin De Bruyne has said that the Premier League title race is going to be a showdown between Manchester City and Manchester United.
Asked if he believed the Manchester clubs were the favourites in the title race, De Bruyne said: “For the moment I think so, but everybody’s still there.
“It’s so early, if you lose two or three games you go back to a [lower] position. We have to maintain this hopefully.”
Marouane Fellaini has also received praise from manager Jose Mourinho but De Bruyne says the rivalry among the Belgians has not intensified just yet.
“We see each other in the national team and we just talk but not like bantering already like we’re going to win or you’re going to win,” said De Bruyne, who was speaking as Manchester City announced details for their first SkillCity national final, being held in Pomona, California, on Dec. 9.
“I think everybody’s excited to play against each other but it’s too early. Everyone’s trying for the same goal, you have guys at Chelsea, Tottenham — and the Belgians are everywhere at the moment.”
Asked what the differences are to last season, De Bruyne said: “Just that we are winning. I think last year we played good football but especially in the big games we didn’t win them.
“Especially at the moment, we are playing maybe a little bit better, but we’re just building on what we did last year and for the moment everything is going well. But we’ll put hard work into it and we have to keep going.”
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