Man City manager Pep Guardiola was recently asked why he feels Man United have not been able to win a trophy in the last 5 years.
He answered: “I would love to give you an opinion on United but I’m not there. I don’t know why. The respect I have for United, the tradition, what they did under the previous manager, the players they have.
“The reason why I would say because the contenders are good too.
“Last season, they were second and fought until the last three or four. Other contenders made their standards higher. I don’t know, I’m not there.”
The last time United won any silverware was the Europa League in the 2016/17 season.
They have not been able to win any trophies since, despite reaching the Europa League final last season and the Carabao Cup semi-finals in recent seasons.
Since United last won a trophy, City have won 8 major trophies – including 3 Premier League titles – indicating the difference in quality among two teams over the last 5 years.