Monday Night Football: Man City 'have better balance than United'
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher assess how Man City and Man Utd will set up in the new season.
Last Updated: 09/08/13 12:24pm
As part of the build-up to the new season - Sky Sports' biggest ever - Monday Night Football pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville stepped up to SkyPad to share their views.
Click on the video above to watch them discuss the various permutations, including:
- Neville on why David Moyes won't change Manchester United's style of play and where Wayne Rooney fits in - if he stays
- Carragher on United's pressing need to tighten in midfield at the start of the season against Swansea, Chelsea and Liverpool
- How the arrival of Navas improves City's counter-attacking options - and how his style of play differs from that of Nasri and Silva
- Why Pellegrini may give his players the option to play with more width and what attacking options the Chilean will deploy
So which side is better balanced?
Jamie: "I think City have got a bit of balance - they have players who can go inside but they've also got the wide option. I look at United and I see five or six wingers - they haven't really got anyone who can play between the lines or in the pockets. I think City probably have more balance and variation."
Gary: "City had no pace on the counter-attack last year but Fernandinho might move things a bit quicker through central midfield - he'll get it through the lines a little bit quicker - and Navas is a big change for City because he can provide that width in counter-attacks."
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