Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has questioned whether Tottenham and Manchester City have enough quality to mount a serious title challenge this season.
Both sides enjoyed their best Premier League season yet with City just missing out on a UEFA Champions League spot to Spurs despite splashing the cash on several new players.
However, Scholes is still to be convinced that both sides can emulate the same success as they did last year and this time challenge for the title along with the 'big guns'.
"I honestly think it will be the same as any other season really," he told the Sunday Mirror.
"The same teams that are always there will be up there - ourselves, Chelsea and Arsenal.
"Tottenham had a great year but whether they manage to do that again, I'm not sure. How good City are going to be we don't know yet."
The Red Devils midfielder also believes it could prove difficult for the new additions to Eastlands, which include Jerome Boateng, David Silva and Yaya Toure, to form a team in time that are capable of winning the title.
"They have been spending big money again this summer but whether they can gel together in time this season remains to be seen, although there's no doubt they have a quality team now," he added.