Catania chief Pietro Lo Monaco says AC Milan are favourites for the title.

Catania were thumped 4-0 by Milan on Sunday.

"They are the strongest side in Italy and by some margin," the director general stated on Monday afternoon.

"They play a consistent brand of football and have some quality individual players," he continued.

"The road ahead is still very long, but they are starting to emerge as the leading side in the Division again."