Sir Alex Ferguson compares Manchester City to Mourinho’s Chelsea
Manchester United have been challenging for the Premier League title over the past twenty years, with a variety of teams competing against the Red Devils including Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and now Manchester City.
May 11th, 2012
Indeed, it appears that City are going to claim their first league title since 1968 and Sir Alex Ferguson has compared Roberto Mancini’s team to the Chelsea side under Jose Mourinho, although the Scot also claims that the Citizens might have fallen apart earlier this term if they weren’t going for the league.
“It is obvious all the things he (Mancini) has had to deal with,” said Ferguson. “If he didn’t have the closeness to win the league, it might have fallen apart.”
“We had to contend with Jose’s management style, which was very effective,” said Ferguson.
“He did a fantastic job there. You knew you were competing against a very clever manager. You weren’t just facing the money, you were facing a very united squad.
“They were hard to beat. City – quality-wise – are very similar to Chelsea at that time. Some of their players have had outstanding seasons. When you win the league you need five or six players who are consistently good all the time.
“City have had that this year and the manager, for most of the part, has done well.”
Even so, Ferguson will be hoping that Mark Hughes’ QPR can get some kind of result at the Etihad Stadium which would mean United will be crowned champions if they manage to win at Sunderland.