Phil Neville has stated that Manchester City have now become the new Manchester United of the Premier League.
Manchester City have not been at their dominant best over the past week but they still managed to grab maximum points from their clashes against Huddersfield Town, Southampton and West Ham United.
One of the hallmarks of City’s victories have been dramatic late goals, with the Citizens snatching wins very late on into the game in each of their last three encounters.
The ability to score such vital goals during the final minutes is reminiscent to the great Manchester United sides under Sir Alex Ferguson over the years and ex-United star Phil Neville has gone on to admit that City have now become the new Manchester United on the evidence of their late rallies during the current campaign.
Neville said on BBC’s Match of the Day 2, “I think it’s his best week as the Manchester City manager. They’ve shown characteristics this week of a championship winning team, without a shadow of a doubt.
“To have the patience in the last 20 minutes of games – West Ham were fantastic today (Sunday) – but what City do is they tire you out and wear you down. They know the moment when to pass. They’ve got that belief. They’ve got that ability not to give up.
“The celebrations at Southampton in midweek were a worry for Manchester United supporters and players. Because, that used to be Manchester United. Now it’s Manchester City and it’s a worry for the rest of the league.”