Man Utd news: Charlie Nicholas makes huge Pep Guardiola claim

“It’s all about cycles though.

“Pep, as he does, may well be moving on in a couple of years for a new project and there might be a new cycle – it always happens.

“You look at United under Fergie but that power has dwindled since he left and they are going to struggle to get it back, so you are talking a good few years for United to try and get that power back, especially if Pep stays a while.”

City and United go head to head this Sunday at the Etihad (4.30pm).