Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has criticised Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City claiming they are nowhere near as big as the Red Devils…
Louis van Gaal has hit back at his rival after Manuel Pellegrini claimed Manchester City are currently the biggest club in Manchester, according to the Guardian.
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Van Gaal says that their noisy neighbours are some way behind them at the moment however, and it will take them many years to overtake Manchester United in terms of records, achievements, and club size.
The Dutchman even slipped in the fact that City were nowhere near the likes of Barcelona or Bayern Munich either; both teams that van Gaal has managed in the past.
“Abroad we have more fans and followers on social media. Also Bayern Munich is the biggest club of Germany. The same thing for Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain. It [would take] a long time for Manchester City to reach that level.”
The Red Devils have won a record 20 league titles as well as three European championships. Manchester City on the other hand have won just four domestic league titles, and have struggled unbelievably in Europe; failing to even make it past the last 16.
City have been dominant in recent years, winning last year’s Manchester derbies 4-1 and 3-0. Pellegrini’s side have seen a dip in form over the last couple of games however, while Manchester United have begun to look more like themselves as the season has gone on.