Don't both Manchester clubs need to get a move on in the title race?

A lot has been said about Manchester United's stuttering start, but what about City's?

If there has been a lot of talk in Manchester in recent weeks about title credentials you will have probably heard Manchester United written off in terms of retaining their title whilst Manchester City must be considered as one of the favourites.

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Yet, at this stage of the season, there is only a two point gap between the two clubs. There was the occasion when Manchester City hammered their near neighbours in the Manchester derby, but one result doesn’t win the title at such an early stage of the season.

Manchester City’s home record in the league so far has been exemplary having taken maximum points from their games so far, but their losses on the road to Cardiff City and Aston Villa should be of real concern to Manuel Pellegrini and his men.

It’s safe to say that David Moyes hasn’t had the start he would’ve liked as Manchester United boss at Old Trafford, but there are a few signs that the situation will improve at Old Trafford, having gone the past five games in all competitions unbeaten.

But given how much Manchester United have been written off it does beg the question why there haven’t been more doubting the credentials of City.

Both sides are full of players who have experience in winning league titles, cups and playing in the Champions League and both sides have a new manager at the helm.

The situation might be a little different for David Moyes in that he is following the most decorated manager into Old Trafford whilst Manuel Pellegrini is following Roberto Mancini – all though much loved by City fans – his list of honours is dwarfed by that of Sir Alex Ferguson’s.

Maybe that’s the reason people are so quick to write off the challenge of United but not the chances of City.

While it has been said that both sides need to start finding a bit more consistency and go on a decent winning run, it has been more levelled in the direction of United.

Neither side can be ruled out of a title race at this early stage, but both sides might need to get a move on, rather than just the one of them.

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