Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that he was wrong when he said everyone in England wants Liverpool to win the Premier League title.
Of course, Guardiola was massively wrong with that statement, given the high level of rivalry among Chelsea and Manchester United and Liverpool.
From a fan’s aspect, Man United and Chelsea fans would rather let any English club win a trophy than Liverpool.
Every Manchester United fan that knows the rivalry between United and Liverpool, for certain, would rather Manchester City lift this season’s Premier League title than Liverpool.
Guardiola said after before City’s 2-2 draw over West Ham United that everyone including journalists wanted Jurgen Klopp’s side to lift the title.
But when he was told on Friday during his pre-Aston Villa conference that Manchester United fans would be backing their noisy neighbours this Sunday to ensure Liverpool don’t match their record 20 Premier League titles, the City boss was in disbelief but admitted he had got it all wrong in his previous interview.
“Oh my god, I did not know it! Is it true? So I was wrong when I said everyone wants Liverpool to win in this country – I was wrong!
“Welcome! Welcome, if they [Manchester United fans] want to join us in the streets. But they have to wear blue shirts, they have to wear it!”
Liverpool won their first Premier League title in 30 years two years ago and they are on the verge of winning four trophies this term.
The Reds have won the Carabao Cup, FA Cup already and they are two matches away from either winning or losing the Premier League and Champions League honours and every Manchester United fan would ruthlessly want the latter to be the case.
Meanwhile, Man United will play visitors to Crystal Palace on Sunday and a win over The Eagles or a draw between West Ham United and Brighton at Amex will be a enough for United to finish 6th this season and book their place in the Europa League next season.