Alongside other Sky Sports pundits including Graeme Souness and Micah Richards, Keane was making his title predictions and said that once again the title fight will be a two-horse race between the Citizens and the Reds.
That is in spite of the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal signing a number of impressive players in a bid to challenge for the top prize.
‘I don’t think they will close the gap,’ Keane told Sky Bet.
‘I think they will be a bit better. They have quality and the recruitment, but you can’t look beyond Liverpool and Man City.’
Keane’s former side United are undergoing massive change this summer with the arrival of Erik ten Hag and the departures of players like Paul Pogba, and the former Red Devils captain believes that they could in the future compete for the title.
He added: ‘The manager no doubt will be given money to spend, how he recruits, four or five experienced players have left the club, which I think is a good thing.
‘But I still don’t see United competing with Liverpool and Manchester City, not just yet.’
Together, City and Liverpool have won the last five Premier League titles, and both have signed and sold important players this transfer window.
City have signed prolific striker Erling Haaland and defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips but have sold forwards Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.
Meanwhile Liverpool have bought in striker Darwin Nunez for what could end up being a club-record deal, but he is replacing Anfield icon Sadio Mane who has departed for Bayern Munich.
With all this in mind, Keane is backing City: ‘Brilliant players, they’ve obviously improved with an unbelievable striker [Haaland] and they’ve got one of the greatest managers ever in Pep [Guardiola].
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