Patrick Vieira was introduced to the media as a Manchester City player for the first time this afternoon and the former Arsenal captain is confident he is joining a club who are still in the title race this season.
The 33-year old has signed an initial 6 month deal at Eastlands with the option of another 12 months if all goes to plan.
To start today’s press conference, Vieira told the gathered media that he knows he’s not 20 anymore but he also knows he’s not 45. When asked how far he thought Roberto Mancini’s men could go this season, Vieira had this to say : “I strongly believe we are not out of the race to win the title. I am sure we can do it.”
Manchester City currently sit just ten points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea with a game in hand and the majority of bookmakers have them priced at just 25/1. As a City fan myself, I would love to agree with what Vieira has said this afternoon, however I just can’t see us lifting the Premier League trophy come the end of May. I, like thousands of other City fans would be more than happy to see us break into the top four this season and then maybe next season, we could be a serious title contender.