Ally McCoist has picked Manchester City as his “slight favourites” ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea to win the Premier League title this season.
In 2020/21, Man City finished twelve points clear of Man United to win their fifth Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola‘s side are expected to be challenged by the likes of United, Liverpool and Chelsea for the league this season.
Heading into the international break, Man City sit third in the table. They are currently two points behind Chelsea at the top after seven games.
“I have to be brutally honest. I’m changing on a weekly basis here,” McCoist said.
“I have been really impressed with how Manchester City have played against the other big teams.
“I still have a concern for Manchester City that they don’t have an out and out number 9 goalscorer. I’m probably a little more concerned than Manchester City fans seem to be, to be fair to them.
“They have been brilliant in possession in two away trips to Liverpool and Chelsea – and I actually thought they did alright in Paris to be quite frank.
“I’ve still got them just, just, just slight favourites ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool.”
“At this moment, I don’t think Phil is Ronaldo or Messi but I think he can be as good as the people who come in just behind that. I think he can be spoken about on the world stage as one of the best.
“In terms of timing, the fact those two players are in their mid-to-late 30s, why would you not aspire to be part of the conversation? People laud a Kylian Mbappe and someone like that — why can’t Phil be spoken about in the same manner?
“And that’s mind-blowing because you’re talking about someone at City who’s from Manchester. I think he’s capable of doing anything and the best thing is he keeps on getting better and better.
“You can see the players respect him a lot. After the PSG game, when everybody was doing post-game hugs and all that stuff, there were a few people trying to get to Phil.”