Rio Ferdinand has listed the three teams he believes will fight for the 2023/2024 Premier League title.
The former England defender expects Manchester City to win it for the fourth year in a row.
But Ferdinand has said Manchester United and Arsenal will be their biggest rivals for the title.
Man City have been the dominant force in English football since Pep Guardiola’s arrival at the Etihad Stadium, winning five league titles in six years and ending their wait for the Champions League last season.
‘Manchester United and Arsenal, two challengers. If anyone’s going to get close to them [Man City], it’ll be those two,’ Ferdinand told TNT Sports.
‘I still think there’s a difference between Manchester United and Manchester City: on the pitch and off the pitch.
‘But I think Manchester United are going in the right direction. I think you can see how they have approached the transfer window, it’s been very decisive and forthright.
‘They have executed on three very good players who are going to improve the squad no doubt, potentially another one coming in after that, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘And I think Arsenal have done the same. They have recruited superbly well in this window. Three very good players who are not only going to improve the squad but the starting XI.
‘They’ll go close this season but as for City, I don’t think anyone is going to pip them to the title.’