Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says neighbours United are favourites to win the Premier League – because they have two of the best strikers.

Roberto Mancini: Manchester United favourites for title

The Red Devils have bought Robin van Persie from Arsenal for £24m and will pair him up front with Wayne Rooney.

“Van Persie was the best striker last year,” Mancini said. “With Rooney they will have one of the best couple of strikers in the Premier League.

“I was serious last week when I said Manchester United were the favourites.”

BBC Sport