Gary Neville wants Manchester United to equal and surpass Liverpool’s five European Cups so that they can be declared England’s most successful side.
Despite a significant absence from competing with Europe’s elite in recent seasons, Liverpool remain England’s most successful side on the continent, having won five European Cups.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have only won three and Gary Neville wants his former side to ensure that Liverpool supporters can no longer laud it over him when he visits Anfield.
Neville said: “I want United to be the most successful British club in history and, at the moment, they’re not.”
The Sky Sports pundit continued: “I want to reach those five European Cups and then get a sixth to remove all doubt.
“I want them to remove all argument for when I go to Liverpool and have that palm of a hand thrown in my face every time I’m there.”
Liverpool and Manchester United are both still in the Champions League this season and while both sides’ fanbases will fancy their chances of going all the way, recent history suggests that it will be either Real Madrid or Barcelona who win this year’s tournament.
I genuinely believe the way that Jurgen Klopp has his side play is well-suited to breaking down teams in the Champions League that look to play a possession-based game and through his high-intensity, high pressing style of play, the German could take Liverpool all the way to the final in Kiev.
Conversely, and I try not to be biased when I say this, I don’t think Jose Mourinho’s style of play is ideally suited to breaking down the stronger teams in Europe – despite the fact that he has actually won the Champions League and Klopp hasn’t.