Peter Schmeichel has stated that Manchester City will always be in the shadow of their biter rivals Manchester United.
The former Denmark international had spells at both Manchester based clubs during his playing career. Schmeichel made nearly 400 appearances for United between 1991 and 1999 before going on to end his career at Man City in 2003.
However, Schmeichel has made it clear where his loyalties lie. The 52-year-old claimed that City will never be bigger than United.
“There’s no doubt, nobody can argue that Manchester United is not the biggest club in the world. It is,” Schmeichel told Omnisport (via The Sun)
“It’s the club with the most fans, supporters and there are numbers out there which are official numbers so you can’t argue that.
“But Manchester City has been there or thereabouts so you can argue that they are the bigger club in Manchester at the moment in terms of results.
“But in terms of popularity they’ve got no chance of being anywhere near the biggest in the world.”
Schmeichel won five FA Premier League titles, three FA Cups, one League Cup, and the Champions League during his time at Old Trafford.
Manchester United take on City this weekend in the seasons first high-profile derby.
City come into Saturday’s derby with a perfect record but will be without their star striker Sergio Aguero after the FA suspended him for violent conduct. United have also made a perfect start to their season under Jose Mourinho.
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