The rivalry between Manchester City and Manchester United has always been present, but it has intensified in recent seasons due to the dominance of the blue half.
Pep Guardiola guided City to the Premier League title in the 2017-18 campaign, leaving United 19 points adrift in second place.
Jose Mourinho failed to win a trophy with the Red Devils this season, and he came under the microscope numerous times regarding his treatment of the players.
Publicly, the Portuguese coach criticised the likes of Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial, while questions were raised over Paul Pogba’s form.
The midfielder, who re-signed for United from Juventus in the summer of 2016, has struggled to live up to his £89m price tag.
The France international has had moments of brilliance on the pitch, but the consistency has not been there.
It is rare for those associated with United and City to compliment one another, but according to Get French Football News, Pogba told TV station Canal + that a number of his rivals are better midfielders than himself.
City stars Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Yaya Toure made the list, which has sparked an interesting reaction from fans.
Paul Pogba to Canal+: “Better midfielders than me? Iniesta, Modric, Kroos, De Bruyne, David Silva, Yaya Touré, even Abou Diaby.” pic.twitter.com/h7D5gNA9wZ
— City Watch (@City_Watch) May 27, 2018
He forgot to say fernandinho
— Alex tweets Man CITY (@alexinh8) May 27, 2018
— . (@InfamousSidd) May 27, 2018
That’s true he ain’t lying
— @Yung Chris (@Yung_Chris_KDB) May 27, 2018
Fair play to him, he has not been at his best, but I wanted him at City cos he is a great player when in the right team.
— LDB (@longdistblue) May 27, 2018
By and large he seems like a smart kid who knows the game and respects his fellow professionals. Still sad we missed out on him.
— Brad Keller (@Bradkeller2117) May 27, 2018
Would have used that cliche tweet “wow, respect” here
But I have not forgotten he wanted our players injured
— Banana Centurion (@PoznanOutbreak) May 27, 2018
Missed out Fernandinho Paul. ? “Half a job lad” just like your football this past season. ?
— The Kippax is Rising (@kippaxisrising) May 27, 2018
3 city midfielders in there… this is not a drill guys ?
— 64 (@bobskino) May 27, 2018
Most honest opinion a player has about himself in recent times
— Aman Bafna (@Mendistic) May 27, 2018
At least he’s starting to understand his place
— Shane Culver (@MCFCmasterclass) May 27, 2018