Manchester United and Manchester City meet on Sunday in a mouthwatering Premier League showdown.
City these days sit down 8 issues transparent in their neighbours going into the sport, with Guardiola’s males profitable an impressive 14 video games from their first 15 outings.
Many are tipping City to go the entire marketing campaign unbeaten in a feat that has been completed simply as soon as ahead of – through Arsenal within the 2002/2003 season.
And Neville, who performed within the fixture throughout his time at Manchester United, thinks Jose Mourinho’s aspect are the one crew in a position to preventing City from writing their title within the historical past books.
“Some crew has to,” he advised Sky Sports.
“If United do not then City can go throughout the season unbeaten – they’re that excellent.
“One crew has to rise up to them – they’ve to go toe to toe and smash the rhythm and focus – if one supervisor can do this then Jose Mourinho is one.”
Neville labored at United underneath David Moyes throughout the Scot’s temporary time on the helm.
The Red Devils misplaced each derbies that season – four-1 on the Etihad and three-zero at Old Trafford – in spectacles that have been exhausting to look at for plenty of enthusiasts.
And Neville admits there’s not anything worse than dropping on your fierce opponents as a participant.
“In the early years every time we performed them we felt we used to be going to win the sport and win it neatly,” he stated.
“Then in opposition to the tip of my time, City become an actual danger.
“There’s no worse feeling in soccer than dropping to City.”
City and United met thrice closing season.
Guardiola’s males received 2-1 at Old Trafford ahead of United claimed revenge with a 1-zero victory within the EFL Cup.
The sport on the Etihad completed in a goalless draw with Marouane Fellaini’s headbutt on Sergio Aguero the one speaking level.