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Man Utd play ‘united’, Man City depend on individuals: Cabaye

London: Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye believes Manchester United deserve their 15 points lead at the top of the Premier League table, because they play like a team, reigning English champions Manchester City depends of individual brilliance to get results.

Newcastle visits the Etihad stadium on Saturday afternoon and Cabaye`s words will irk City chief Roberto Mancini.

The France ace meant no disrespect to the champions and was full of praise for their star-studded squad, but he did not shy away from giving an honest answer as he lavished praise on Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Cabaye said United is a machine and Ferguson is doing a fantastic job for the club, adding even when the players change, he knows which player is going to be good for his team.

The Frenchman added City has fantastic players but, unfortunately for them, they don`t think and play as a team, but it`s not the same as United, so maybe that`s the difference.

Cabaye added City is still a fantastic team but they are a team of individuals.

Last year, City overturned an eight-point gap on United in the last eight games to win their first championship in over four decades, and this time around the gap is almost twice as big and Cabaye believes it is impossible for them to do it again.