According to Marouane Fellaini, Manchester United are not falling short from reaching the heights of Manchester City despite having a 12 points gap between them.
Pep Guardiola’s men are looking in full command of the Premier League having not lost a single match so far. United did have the chance to reduce the gap with their cross town rivals but the Red Devils were no match for the defending champions as they crashed to a 3-1 defeat in the Manchester Derby at the Etihad stadium.
United have not won the Premier League title since the retirement of Alex Ferguson and it seems they need a bit of stability before challenging for the English title again.
Fellaini believes United will have the chance to avenge their defeat when the two sides meet at the Old Trafford in the reverse fixture.
On being asked if United have fallen behind in the title race the Belgian international answered, “I don’t think so. I remember when I arrived in England it was a top four, now it is a top six, so every year it is more difficult.
“Next season we will see how it changes and in two and three years I think every year it is more difficult, the intensity is higher, so that’s why the Premier League is attractive.
“Manchester City are strong, but I think they will lose. Ok, they are very good and they have good players but it’s possible to beat them. We lost, but we have the second game at Old Trafford and we will see.”