Sir Alex Fergusonâ€™s United sit 12 points clear of Roberto Manciniâ€™s City and former manager Reid is of the belief that the red side of Manchester are in pole position with their ability to grind out the required results.
â€śChampions win football matches when they are not playing well,â€ť he said.
â€śManchester United have done it and Manchester City haven't and that's the bottom line.
â€śThat is why they are 12 points clear and that is the reason I think they will win it.â€ť
â€śVincent Kompany and Yaya Toure, two of their best players, haven't been as influential as they were last year.
â€śThey haven't scored enough goals - they scored a lot last season - and that all comes into the equation.â€ť