Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko believes Manchester United are weaker without Sir Alex Ferguson in charge.

Dzeko claimed United have lost their major weapon in Ferguson, claiming it could take them some time to adjust to life without their legendary former boss.

"United, with Ferguson, was always a different team," Dzeko told the Mirror. "With Ferguson they were just...I don't know. Maybe other teams were scared of them.

"He's a legend and United definitely need some time to adjust to the football without Ferguson. That will take time. And this year there will be a minimum of five or six teams going for the title.

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