Andrew Cole: Manchester City may have better individual players but United will win Premier League title this season

The 40-year-old believes the Red Devils have a superior team spirit and that their experience, as well as the weight of expectation on Roberto Mancini's side, will prove telling
Former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole believes the club will go on to win the title despite, in his opinion, rivals Manchester City having the better individual players.

The 40-year-old, who also played for City later in his playing career, is adamant that the Red Devils will add to their 19 titles as he believes their experience and team spirit will prove telling.

In his column in The National he wrote: "Manchester United will win the English Premier League this season.

"City have been outstanding at times, they may even boast better individuals and they've certainly spent more money, but United have a better team spirit and, crucially, experience.

"Joe Hart said that City are suffering from the pressure after their Boxing Day draw at West Brom.

"He's right. City are now the team to beat and sides will do anything to take points off them, even if they play so defensively that they only intend to get a draw.

"City will be stressed by the expectations of the media, their own fans, rival supporters and themselves.

"Moving clear of the pack after beating the champions 6-1 away will have given them huge confidence, but maybe that game came too early in the season to be crucial."