Former Manchester City star Asa Hartford is convinced his old club can win the Premier League title.

Hartford wrote in the Daily Star Sunday: "Cast your mind back to the start of the season when everyone thought that picking the new champions was as easy as 1-2-3.

"I chose Manchester United, my old club City and Chelsea, in no particular order. But now, despite Arsenal's fantastic start, I'm going for a ­head-to-head between Jose Mourinho and Manuel ­Pellegrini.

"The Special One versus the manager ­nicknamed 'The Engineer' or, as I've now ­christened Pellegrini, 'The Quiet Storm'."

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