Ince claimed the balance of power has now shifted in favour of the blue half of Manchester.
“I hate to say it but Manchester City [are stronger] at the moment,” he told talkSPORT. “At the start of the season, Man United were in scintillating form, really playing some good stuff. They seem to have lost their way a little bit but Man City seem to have stepped up a gear.
“I watched them play against Villarreal, which is never an easy place to go to, and they absolutely ripped hem apart. You compare that to Manchester United struggling [against Otelul Galati] and Manchester City have definitely got the upper hand at the moment."