Savage: You wouldn’t watch Man Utd in your back garden


Date published: Friday 5th October 2018 7:14

Robbie Savage says he would rather “draw the curtains” than watch Manchester United in his back garden if Liverpool against Manchester City was on TV at the same time.

The Red Devils have been criticised for their style of play this season with even Paul Pogba calling for more attacking performances at Old Trafford.

Mourinho, who only answered five out of six questions in a press conference that lasted less than four minutes on Friday, is under increasing pressure to improve performances and results.

And in his Daily Mirror column, Savage couldn’t resist having a dig at United’s playing style while talking about City’s match with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Savage said: “I wonder if Manchester United fans will be jealous of arch-rivals who are not just nine points ahead in the Premier League table already, but light years ahead in terms of the football they play.

“After another grim week at Old Trafford, if United were playing in your back garden this weekend while Liverpool and City were on the box, you would stay inside and draw the curtains.

“That’s how far off the pace United have slipped.

“Liverpool are in the best place to sustain a challenge for the title since Brendan Rodgers’ side came agonisingly close in 2014.

“And manager Jurgen Klopp seems to have worked out how to beat City, winning three of his four battles with Pep Guardiola last season and only suffering a heavy defeat at the Etihad after Sadio Mane’s contentious red card.

“As we discussed last month, before Liverpool played Tottenham, Klopp has the best head-to-head record in games against top-six rivals since he arrived at Anfield.

“City will be wary of that, but it’s also interesting to note they had more shots, and more touches in the opposition box, than Liverpool in their meetings last season.”