Beckham says Man City have no chance to win title

Updated: Nov 28, 2011, 22:38 PM IST

Jakarta: David Beckham believes big-spending Manchester City have no chance of winning the Premier League this season despite being five points clear after 13 games.

The 36-year-old midfielder shrugged off their strong start and status as the world`s richest club by saying his former team Manchester United, in second, had the experience that would count.

"I don`t think Manchester City have a chance. This season they have got a good team and have some good players, but Manchester United have more experience and know how to win a championship," Beckham told reporters in Jakarta, where his LA Galaxy team will play a local side as part of an Asian tour.

City have been dominant in the English league so far this season and beat United 6-1 away in a derby last month, but were humbled themselves in the Champions League with a loss at Napoli last week.

Beckham, who has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain among others if he does not renew his Galaxy contract which soon expires, said he needed to be fit and playing in form to get a "very special" berth on the Great Britain team in next year`s London Olympics.

"I have a big decision to make," he would only say on Monday when asked about his future.

Bureau Report