Manchester United are ‘better than last year’ and are rivals for Premier League title says Man City star

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Manchester United are ‘better than last year’ says Man City star Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City playmaker Ilkay Gundogan has spoken about the upcoming Premier League season.

The 26-year-old has returned to first team training following a long spell on the sidelines.

Gundogan suffered a knee injury last December and missed the remainder of the 2016-17 season.

In an interview with ESPN, Gundogan stated that Manchester United will be their main rivals for the Premier League title this season.

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The Germany international heaped praise on United, stating that they are much improved upon last season. United signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton for £75 million (BBC).

“Hopefully us. We will definitely try,” Gundogan said when asked which team had the best chance at winning the Premier League,” Ilkay Gundogan told the US-based media outlet ESPN.

“We will try to do our best and achieve all of our targets and hopefully lift the trophy.

“United did a good job by signing Lukaku. They have a good team … a young team as well. They are strong, really physical, so they seem to be better than last year.”

Man City suffered a 2-0 pre-season defeat at the hands of the city rivals Manchester United during their USA tour.

Gundogan is yet to feature in a pre-season friendly but has been training alongside the first team.

City kick-off their Premier League campaign with a trip to the newly promoted Brighton on Aug. 8.