Until Pep Guardiola wins a Champions League title with Man City, he can never be compared to the great Sir Alex Ferguson, that’s the opinion of former Reds winger Andrei Kanchelskis, who was speaking on his show ‘Down the Line’.
Kanchelskis won five major honours with United in a four-year spell with the Old Trafford club, but also enjoyed a brief loan stint at City later on in his career, and is one of a handful players to turn out for both in the Manchester derby.
However it was under Sir Alex that Kanchelskis, then an unknown and untried young winger from behind the Iron Curtain, emerged from anonymity and became a football superstar.
Currently, Pep Guardiola’s City lead the Premier League by 14 points ahead of neighbours and second-placed United, in the derby at the Etihad on Sunday, with victory all but sewing up the championship.
Speaking on RT Sport’s Down the Line with Andrei Kanchelskis, the 52-year-old says City are the “best team in Europe” and will “100 percent” be champions should they beat United.
“It’s finished, of course… No chance. Especially at the moment, Man City great form, players play more relaxed. Not too much pressure like on Liverpool, Man Utd. Man City play for themselves, more relaxed. If Man City lose this game, no big problems. If Man Utd lose, big problems, finished,” Kanchelskis said.
“It’s a derby game, a special game for Man Utd and Man City. Difficult game [for Man Utd], playing away, Man City in great form, not dropping points. I said before, if you drop points in this period, December, January, February, if you don’t drop points, maybe you’ll win the title.