Wilkins: Manchester United are ‘streets ahead’ of their cross-city rivals

Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins has insisted that the Red Devils are ‘streets ahead’ of Manchester City as they look to end their Premier League title drought.

Jose Mourinho’s side have cruised through the opening three games of the season with a 100 percent record while conceding no goals in the process.

As a result, United are placed comfortably at the top during the international break – with cross-city rivals Manchester City two points adrift in fourth place.

Speaking on TalkSPORT h/t The Express, Wilkins admitted that United are way ahead of their close rivals as they are able to attack and defend which is just not the case with City, he said: “The thing with the two Manchester clubs is that you’ve got one of them who can defend, one of them that can’t. Both of them can attack.  I think Manchester United are streets ahead of them at the moment, if I’m honest.”

Mourinho has managed to make the most of the current transfer window after having brought in the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, who have instantly contributed towards the club’s success.

Meanwhile, Victor Lindelof is still adapting to Premier League football but he is in line to make his home debut in the Champions League game against Basel next month.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has also re-signed for United during this period, but he may have to wait until January to get some playing time after his recent knee injury.

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