Manchester United legend Gary Neville says Jose Mourinho winning the title next season would be a bigger achievement that Pep Guardiola’s success with Manchester City this term.
While Neville accepts City have played a vibrant brand of football, he reckons that Mourinho could supplant Guardiola if he delivers title success next term.
“What City have done – the way they’ve done it and the points difference – that’s the pressure on the football [at United], that there’s this almost complete, pure football being played at City and United play differently,” Neville told the Daily Telegraph.
“If, at the end of next season, Pep wins another league, that will be a big problem [for United], but if Jose was to win the league next year you could actually argue Jose has done the better job.
“So next season will be critical in establishing the job each manager has done in Manchester.”