‘Pep would make Man United as good as Man City’ – Wright

Date published: Wednesday 14th March 2018 9:40

Manchester United “would be doing exactly what Manchester City are doing” if they had Pep Guardiola as manager.

Ian Wright believes that if Guardiola was in charge of United instead of Jose Mourinho, they would be dominating the Premier League and still in the Champions League like their inner-city rivals.

Mourinho absolutely f***ed it for United as they were beaten 2-1 by Sevilla on Tuesday, and knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage.

Wright says that United’s players must “look over there enviously” at City.

“If you put the two sides up together and playing at their full capacity, that would be some game,” he told Sky Sports’ The Debate.

“Because when you look at City’s team, they are so collectively on the same wavelength. If you look at Man Utd’s team, in respect of individuals, I think they are great players and just as good as City’s players.

“But they are not a collective, they are not together collectively and if they could put it together in the way they are being coached like Man City, I believe they could be in and around City.

“If they swapped managers, I think United would be doing exactly what City are doing because they have the kind of players that Pep would be able to get a tune out of, without a doubt, because he would not play how Mourinho plays.

“You cannot tell me that the players United have got do not look over there enviously at how brilliant and free they are playing. You cannot tell me that is not how Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all want to play.

“That is how they all want to play because they look like they are having fun as well.”


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