Man City beat Watford 6-0 at Wembley this past weekend in order to win the FA Cup for the 2018-19 season.
And with that Pep Guardiola’s men managed to pick up a domestic treble – something that Sir Alex Ferguson had once claimed to be an impossible task.
This win clubbed with the poor season of Manchester United has led many people to believe that the one noisy neighbours have finally established themselves as the biggest club in Manchester.
But Robbie Savage believes that Man City are still in the shadows of Man United and will continue to remain there until they achieve one important feat.
“Pep Guardiola will never leave the neighbours over at Old Trafford completely in the shade until Manchester City win the Champions League,” Savage said in his Mirror column(as reported by MEN).
“All the smart money will be on City to complete a domestic treble of title, League Cup and FA Cup against Watford at Wembley this weekend.
“But for all the glorious football they have played, and their astonishing stockpile of points over the last two seasons, they know the big prize Manchester United have already won three times has escaped them [the Champions League].
“United’s treble of title, FA Cup and European Cup in 1999 will remain the yardstick for greatness until it is matched – or even surpassed – by the Quadruple.
“Is Pep grand master of the greatest team in the Premier League era when they have yet to win the Champions League?
“For me, that’s where United – who haven’t had much to shout about this season – can still lay claim to at least one crown.
“Until City win the biggest trophy of all, the European Cup, they will remain at least partly in United’s shadow.”
It has nearly been a decade since Pep Guardiola last managed to win the Champions League and despite being in charge of some of the best clubs in European football, Guardiola has never been able to get close to European glory.
With Man City, the Spanish boss has seen a great deal of success in a very short time but winning the Champions League still remains at the top of the agenda, both for Guardiola as well as the club’s owners.