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Man Utd legend Cole: Man City Christmas cake proof they're not ready for title

Manchester United legend Andy Cole feels his old club will pip Manchester City for the title this season.

Cole also had a spell at City and his son, Devante, is an outstanding youth team player in the club's junior ranks.

He wrote in The National: "Manchester United will win the English Premier League this season.

"City have been outstanding at times, they may even boast better individuals and they've certainly spent more money, but United have a better team spirit and, crucially, experience.

"Joe Hart said that City are suffering from the pressure after their Boxing Day draw at West Brom.

"He's right. City are now the team to beat and sides will do anything to take points off them, even if they play so defensively that they only intend to get a draw.

"City will be stressed by the expectations of the media, their own fans, rival supporters and themselves.

"Moving clear of the pack after beating the champions 6-1 away will have given them huge confidence, but maybe that game came too early in the season to be crucial.

"The City players laughed as they made a Christmas cake with 6-1 etched in the icing on top of it. Sir Alex Ferguson would never have allowed that, and he'll make sure that every United player knows about it."

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