Manchester United have “bottled” their chance of contending for the league title.
That is coming from Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.
Carragher believes that Manchester United, who are second on the log and now five points behind City, do not interest in winning the league.
He told Sky Sports: “Listening to the comments of the Manchester United manager yesterday – me and Roy [Keane] had this discussion on the back of the Arsenal game last week – Man United feel like they’re just happy to be involved.
“I can’t believe it, I just can’t. This is a unique season in that we know it’s different. Liverpool have got no centre-backs, City have got no strikers, [Kevin] De Bruyne’s out today.
“We’re saying how great a season City have had, but last season we were saying they were off the boil, they were nowhere near their best.
“They’re only three points better off this season, so it still shows they’re not the City of two, three years ago that we’ve seen.
“It is a strange, unique season and I think Manchester United in the last few weeks have almost bottled it. They’ve almost got there and just been that excited they’re there and they’ve almost talked themselves out of it with the last few results that they’ve had.”