Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre says there are only three teams in this season's Premier League title race but ruled out Manchester City.
The Red Devils currently sit top of the standings heading into Sunday's crunch clash against Liverpool at Anfield.
City, meanwhile, sit four points behind United in third spot, with a game in hand, and recently knocked the Red Devils out of the League Cup at the semi-final stages.
Despite the Citizens' impressive recent form, Silvestre has not included the Red Devils' cross-town rivals among this season's title contenders.
"For me there are only three teams in this year's title race: Man Utd, Liverpool, and I'm going to put Leicester in there as well," the four-time league winner told Ladbrokes.
"It's a wide-open season and it's good for Man Utd to be in the race instead of playing catch-up and looking on from a distance. Now it's just a case of staying up there. They're in a very positive position at this point in the campaign."