Roy Keane has backed Manchester United to emerge as Manchester City’s biggest title rival next campaign ahead of clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Despite Arsenal leading the title race for up to 248 days, Man City overhauled Arsenal to lift the Premier League trophy for a third consecutive year.
Pep Guardiola’s side finished five points ahead of runners-up the Gunners and 14 ahead of third-placed Manchester United.
The Red Devils recovered from a poor start to the campaign to climb into the Champions League places under Erik ten Hag and secure their first piece of silverware since 2017.
Keane is confident his former club can go to another level next campaign and even challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Asked who he sees as Man City’s biggest challenges next season, Keane told Sky Sports: ‘I’m going to go for Manchester United.
‘I hope it comes from United. It will depend of course on the takeover and the recruitment this summer because they need a world-class striker.
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‘You would hope to think United can challenge next year but it’s going to be very, very difficult because Man City are brilliant and have a great, great manager.’
While Manchester United will attempt to win their first league title since 2013, recent champions Liverpool and Chelsea will look to climb up the table after underwhelming seasons.
Liverpool finished fifth – missing out on the Champions League – despite a good run towards the end of the campaign, while the Blues suffered their worst season in almost 30 years as they finished 12th.