De Bruyne: Man City, United fighting for title

It could change quickly, but Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne feels his team is battling United for the Premier League title.

For now, the Premier League title battle is between Manchester United and Manchester City, according to Kevin de Bruyne.   -  Getty Images

Kevin De Bruyne believes the Premier League title race is already between Manchester City and United, but warned that could change quickly. De Bruyne and City have made a scintillating start to the campaign, winning seven and drawing one of their opening eight games to be two points clear at the top.

United is the only other unbeaten side remaining and it holds a three-point buffer to third-placed Tottenham. De Bruyne said it appeared the title battle was between City and United – for now.

"For the moment I think so, but everybody's still there," the Belgium international told ESPN FC. "It's so early, if you lose two or three games you go back to a [lower] position. We have to maintain this hopefully."

'We play dominant football'

Pep Guardiola's side has been lauded for its style this season and has netted 29 league goals and conceded just four. De Bruyne believes City is producing the types of performances its Spaniard boss wants.

"I think we're pretty much what he wants," he said. "Obviously one game is going [to be] better than the other ones and one time we will look more like his team than another, but I think the way we play is always the same. We play dominant football and like to put a lot of pressure on them and if you can do that, it works well. It's hard to go full pace all the time but at the moment everyone is in great shape."

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