Manchester United Legend Shockingly Admits Rivals Man City Are A Bigger Club

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The pressure is piling on for Louis van Gaal’s men

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes that rivals Manchester City are a bigger club on form than the Red Devils.

The former goalkeeper played for both clubs, at United from 1991 to 1999, and City in the 2002/03 season before he retired.

These views have come out just before the Manchester derby on Sunday.

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The Dane also revealed that he did not understand the rivalry when he was first at Old Trafford. The Citizens didn’t win a single derby game while Schmeichel played at United.

“In my first couple of years [at United] I didn’t understand [the rivalry with City]. Liverpool and Leeds were much bigger,” the 50-year-old was quoted by the Daily Mail.

“Now it’s different. Man City are the champions, they had their second Premier League win last season and maybe at the moment they are a bigger club than Manchester United in terms of results so the significance has changed.”

The Red Devils play their neighbours away at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The Sky Blues haven’t won in three games and will be attempting to turn their fortunes around against Louis van Gaal’s inconsistent side.

Meanwhile, the Dutch manager will be hoping to get a result to build on the momentum created by drawing with Chelsea last week. United and England Captain Wayne Rooney should be fit for the game.

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