The only thing separating Manchester United from a first Premier League title since 2013 are neighbours Manchester City, according to Rio Ferdinand.
The Red Devils fell victim to a huge upset last weekend when Huddersfield Town beat them 2-1 to leave them five points adrift of leaders Man City.
Losing to the Terriers meant that Tottenham are now level with United on the same amount of points after their impressive display to take apart Liverpool at Wembley.
Jose Mourinho won the Europa League and EFL Cup in his first season in charge at Old Trafford but this season he is chasing United’s first league title in five years.
And Ferdinand thinks it is unfortunate for Mourinho that the Citizens have such a “talented” bunch of players this campaign as he thinks the Portuguese coach has built a very good squad.
“Once you’re a Man United player, the pressure comes with it,” Ferdinand told Goal. “The history suggests you win titles and they’ve not done that for a number of years now.
“The fans want that, they’ve given Jose Mourinho a bit of time, the club have as well. He’s gone out and invested heavily, very well, but now he’s got to go and produce.
“The problem he’s got, he’s got a very talented and strong [Manchester] City team as well, who are performing and look the form side at the moment. I believe it will be a battle between the two Manchester clubs [for the title].”