Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo believes the Red Devils are still the top side in England despite losing out to Manchester City in the title race.
The Real Madrid superstar, who played for the Red Devils from 2003 and 2009, insists that his old side will always be the kings of England, no matter how many trophies end up with Manchester City.
United lost out to their bitter rivals in dramatic fashion on the final day of the Premier League season. Late goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero gave City the crucial win they needed against QPR, handing Roberto Mancini's men the title on goal difference.
But Ronaldo predicts that United will be back stronger than ever next year to knock City off their perch.
"City have a fantastic team now, but I think Manchester [United] will carry on being king of England in my opinion," said Ronaldo.
The Portuguese forward has enjoyed a remarkable season with Madrid, helping his side to a La Liga title of their own, and dethroning Barcelona in the process. The former Sporting Lisbon starlet scored 46 goals in 38 La Liga games, and was only beaten to the top scorer award by a similarly phenomenal season by Lionel Messi.
But the former FIFA World Player of the Year refused to be drawn on whether he sees his long-term future in Spain.
"The future? Nobody knows," said the Madrid player. "It's a great club, fantastic fans. In one year or two you never know. A man's head is always complicated."