Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, has told rival Manchester United that they will not return to the glory days they enjoyed under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Guardiola said this while speaking ahead of Sunday’s Derby at Old Trafford.
Recall that the Spaniard led City to a historic Treble last season, matching Ferguson’s greatest legacy.
During Ferguson’s time at United, it was learnt that they won 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice.
Guardiola, who has won five out of the last six Premier League titles, was questioned on whether success would ever return to the red side of Manchester.
He said: “Maybe not in the way that Sir Alex Ferguson controlled in those days because in that moment I think there were only two or three teams.
“Now there are more clubs with a lot of incredible managers – so maybe not in that way.”