In preparation for this weekend’s derby against Manchester City, manager Gary Neville has named the Man United player who will be selected to play for the Citizens.
Gary Neville believes that Bruno Fernandes is the only Manchester United player who has a chance of making the starting lineup for Manchester City.
Following an eventful season, United have been relegated to the Premier League, where they will compete for a place in the Champions League qualifying round. Pep Guardiola’s side, on the other hand, are at the top of the table, three points clear of second-placed Liverpool in the Premier League.
Over the course of the last decade, the balance of power in Manchester has gradually shifted. During the eight years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, United have won just three trophies — the FA Cup, The League Cup, and The Europa League — while City have won a slew of major trophies during that time.
This weekend’s Manchester derby will be played at Old Trafford, and Neville has been asked which players from Manchester United would start for the Blues. The Manchester United legend vowed to be ‘honest,’ and he predicted that Fernandes would have a slim chance of making City’s squad.
He told LADBible TV, “I can be completely honest about it, and I’ll go through them.”
“Those four players — Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, and Walker — are superior to the entire United defense. Fernandinho and Rodri, United’s holding midfielders, are better than these two. Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, and others…
De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Foden, and Sterling are the only players who I believe have improved over the last 12 to 18 months.
At the moment, I can’t put Bruno ahead of Bernardo Silva or Kevin De Bruyne. It’s a sad indictment, to be honest.”