He is also surprised at the Citizens’ struggles in Europe…
Former Manchester United player Quinton Fortune claims that the Red Devils would have done better than Manchester City in the Champions League this season if they had taken their place.
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The 37-year-old is also surprised at how the Sky Blues have been unable to adapt to European football. They have underperformed even when compared to Paris Saint-Germain, another club who have recently spent big to break in to the competition.
The Citizens have only got two points from their first four games in the group stages, and look likely to drop out of Europe at an early stage yet again this season. This couple with poor form in the Premier League has led to pressure on their manager Manuel Pellegrini.
“This is their fourth straight season in the Champions League and they don’t seem to have learned anything at all,” Fortune was quoted by Goal.
“United have not had a great start to the season but in that same group as City they would have done better, for sure. City have enough depth in their squad but they haven’t taken advantage of it. It’s hard to explain.
“United’s big plus is their experience. Wayne Rooney is a Champions League winner, so is Michael Carrick, so is Angel Di Maria. And the manager knows all about winning the Champions League, too.” Louis van Gaal lifted the trophy as Ajax manager in 1995.”
City face Bayern Munich on Tuesday night in a game that they have to win to have any real chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League. The match is being played at the Etihad Stadium, which will give the Premier League champions some hope of an upset.