For Monk, it is now a straight race between the two Manchester clubs.
"For me personally, it's between the two of them. I think they have the strongest squads," said the 32-year-old centre-half.
"With Manchester United, they are not only a great side but they've also got the tradition and experience that goes with it.
"With City, they have everything they need around them. They are also the team in form at the moment."
"But as far as winning the title goes, I can't see past the two Manchester clubs."