Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes that the Premier League top six teams have gotten too nice with regards to the way they treat each other but he thinks that there are major rivalries that need to explode life into the league.
It has been observed that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, City tactician Pep Guardiola, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and the title winning Chelsea manager Antonio Conte have warmed up to each other in recent times.
We can safely say that the days from Sir Alex vs Arsene Wenger or Jose Mourinho vs Arsene Wenger touchline spats and controversial press conferences are over but Neville thinks that the pleasantries are just an act and we will see these managers eventually striking a great rivalry.
Neville told The Times, “There’s a potential volcano and I think it could blow this year. Mourinho, Guardiola, Klopp, Conte, Pochettino…a few years ago we didn’t have all these big characters, big beasts, massive egos.”
He continued, “It’s all been a bit nice there last few years and you want incident, passion and tension, those are the moments we remember. They need to rip each other apart, each other’s styles. We need it to erupt.”