TV pundit and ex-Manchester United right-back Gary Neville says he wants City to win the Premier League ahead of Liverpool.
The former England international would rather neither club lift the trophy but speaking about the title fight between the two clubs, he explained why he’d prefer Pep Guardiola’s side to come out on top:
“I said a few years ago when they were both going for the title that it is like having a choice of two blokes you want to nick your wife! It’s not changed, it’s getting worse!”
“Do you know something? I have had for the first time in a few weeks that some United fans want Liverpool to win the title because they don’t want to see City win back-to-back titles and start a period of domination. I can’t bring myself to say, Liverpool, I just can’t. It’s going to have to be City.”
City are currently four points behind Liverpool in the table, although they could close that to one when they face Newcastle at St James’ Park next Tuesday. The Reds will then have to respond when they play Leicester at home the following evening.
Before that, though, the Citizens have two cup ties. Pep Guardiola is expected to field a number of youth players against Burton Albion in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tomorrow night.
The Manchester club will then face Burnley using a much stronger lineup in the FA Cup fourth-round game at the Etihad on Saturday.