MANCHESTER UNITED are morphing into Liverpool, according to former Manchester City midfielder Trevor Sinclair.
The ex-England and City wide-man criticised Ed Woodward, who he says “wants everything yesterday.”
United were by far the most successful team in the country under Sir Alex Ferguson, who won 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice.
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But Sinclair, who played for City between 2003 and 2007, thinks they are in danger of following the same path as Liverpool.
The Reds have not won a league title since 1991 after dominating English and European football in the 1970s and 80s.
The 44-year-old told a BetSafe event ‘The Boots Are Off’: “I think over there, with Mr Woodward, he wants everything yesterday. It’s not going to happen.
“They’re going to have to fight their way back like Liverpool are still doing from the 80s.
“They’re starting to morph into Liverpool, in my opinion. You look at what Pep’s doing at Manchester City and he’s building for the future.”
The comments are sure to go down like a lead balloon with the United faithful.
United have long had the reputation as the top club for developing young British talent, but in recent years City’s magnificent academy has taken off under Sheikh Mansour’s millions.
Guardiola confirmed City are sweating on the fitness of David Silva ahead of Thursday night’s clash.
Meanwhile United will be without world record signing Paul Pogba for the Manchester derby.