Manchester United striker Michael Owen has questioned whether Manchester City can go through the remainder of the Premier League season without suffering a drop in form.

Manchester City have been leading the Premier League for quite some time now. In fact, they have gone undefeated in the Premier League campaign so far, with the dropped points against Fulham the only blemish in the otherwise perfect record. They recently trounced their archrivals Manchester United by six goals at Old Trafford. However, Manchester United striker Michael Owen has said that he is confident that City will drop points between now and the end of the season.

Even though Michael Owen says that Manchester City will be the main rivals for Manchester United this season, City must endure a drop in form like every other team. Surprisingly, his doubts, at a time when Manchester City are struggling to keep clean sheets. City have been spending a lot of money in recent seasons, with the club creating record losses of just under £ 200 million this season alone.

For all their spending, they have been unable to dominate in the Champions League. The recently lost a crucial match to Napoli, which puts their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League in tatters.

Michael Owen said, "They are top of the league, playing great - as well as they've performed in years. They're on a crest of a wave at the minute - but every team will go through a sticky patch at some point and we're still early on in the season."

Manchester United have traditionally performed well during the closing stages of the season. If Manchester City lose points during this stage, Michael Owen reckons that United will be on hand to take advantage of it.