& # 39; You have seen a team away from the philosophy of what the club is about & # 39 ;: Phil Neville insists that Manchester United has abandoned its vision and rivals. City is now & # 39; miles better & # 39;
- Phil Neville believes that Manchester City is now & # 39; miles better & # 39; is then United
- He believes that the club has lost some identity and philosophy in recent years
- The former British utility man supported Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to turn him around
- Neville is the manager of the English team that is preparing for the Women & # 39; s World Cup
Phil Neville has admitted that Manchester City & # 39; miles better & # 39; is then Manchester United and that it & # 39; long & # 39; could take to close the gap.
The former United utility man, currently manager of the English team preparing for the Women & # 39; s World Cup, is a member of the & # 39; 92 class that brought the club to the pinnacle of national and European football Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, he has seen the Red Devils slip and although he believes that former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his staff can stop the decline, he is concerned that the club has abandoned its philosophy in recent seasons.
Phil Neville has admitted that Manchester City is now & # 39; miles better & # 39; is then Manchester United
The former United player is concerned that the club has abandoned its philosophy in recent years
Exclusive to The Offside Rule Exclusive, Neville said: & # 39; For the past five years you have seen a team away from the vision and philosophy of what the club stands for.
& # 39; If you look at City, Liverpool and Tottenham, the foundations of their club are really strong – and you would say that United & # 39; s are financially. But stability on the field?
& # 39; If you look at those teams [City, Liverpool, Spurs], they have a system and way of playing and a tried and tested method, while United seems to go left and right from manager to manager.
& # 39; They must go back to what United does best, namely playing a certain type of football that has not only been synonymous with Sir Alex Ferguson, it is from the year, Sir Matt [Busby], Ron Atkinson …
& # 39; You hope with Ole, Mick Phelan, Michael Carrick and Nicky Butt [at the Academy] that United will go back to basics.
& # 39; I think it will take a long time – it is not a quick solution – but hopefully with those guys who are in charge and the financial strength that United still has, they can quickly challenge again because it is hard to do everything for Man City see it win.
& # 39; It's hard because you think they're much better than United right now. & # 39;
Neville returned former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stop the club's fall
Neville is currently the manager of the English team preparing for the Women & # 39; s World Cup
It is 20 years ago that United could consider themselves the best, both at home and on the continent after submitting an unprecedented Treble, adding the 1999 Champions League title to their successes in the Premier League and the FA Cup with a memorable fightback victory over Bayern Munich in Barcelona.
For Neville, whose brother Gary was an important member of the team, the end of that all-winning campaign represents the time of his life so far.
He said: & # 39; They were the best ten days of my life. I don't like to look back on things, but if I could rewind my life back to 10 days, it would be them.
& # 39; We went to Concorde in Barcelona, which was a special treat for us, and I was on the couch. With two minutes to go, they celebrated next to us, the cup was draped in Bayern ribbons.
& # 39; Then we scored those two goals, and the family celebrations and the open bus ride around Manchester was probably the best moment of my life.
& # 39; When I saw my brother get emotional for the first time in my life, emotional of everything, it was one of those moments that I always remember. & # 39;
Neville & # 39; s current focus is on bringing back the Women & # 39; s World Cup from France this summer, and he does not deter that ambition.
He said: & # 39; In the beginning I said to the girls: & # 39; What do we want? & # 39; and they said: & # 39; Boss, we want to win a world cup & # 39 ;. I said: & # 39; We're going to tell the world we're going to win a world cup, we're going to raise expectations.
& # 39; The dream was to become the top three in the world. Now we are in the top three in the world, let's not shy away and worry. & # 39;
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