Fellow guest Matthew Upson said few could rival City's squad in terms of quality, but their lack of European success - with only a single Champions League semi-final to their name to date - still held them back.
Referee Mike Dean, the Man of a Thousand Cards, is on the verge - quite aptly if it does indeed happen against the Cityzens - of becoming a centurion, as he could very well produce the 100th red card of his Premier League career and it's looking extremely likely to be coming on Sunday afternoon in East Manchester if his form over a near-20-year métier is anything to be judged by.
"We are not blind to our problems but it's not as serious as people make it".
"Clyney has gone there and done brilliantly for them and I am sure Dom will be a fantastic signing".
"It nearly goes unnoticed that they should be a Premier League team year in, year out now". "It nearly goes unnoticed that they should be a Premier League team year in, year out now".
"They have one of our players at the moment - Clyney (Nathaniel Clyne) - and they signed Dom [Solanke] on a permanent contract as well".
Body in Channel wreckage identified as footballer Sala
The plane had been cruising at 5,000 feet (1,525 m) when the pilot requested to descend to a lower altitude on passing Guernsey. Mr Mearns - known as the "Shipwreck Hunter" - and his team located the aircraft within two hours of commencing their search.
"He [Howe] has done a fantastic job and it's going to be a very hard game for us".
"They drew at Anfield a couple of years ago, so we've got to be careful and we've got to know where their strengths are - which we will, we do that every week for every opponent". We were there, focused, physically strong.
"I think I am feeling good, yeah, I felt great in the game", he says of his display in London. If we want to be part of that tight race, we can not change that, or offer something else.
'We only put him in the Champions League squad because we think there's a chance for him to play.
This January alone, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led his Red Devils team to win their three of their four Premier League games with a draw and that has been helpful in helping them rise to the fifth position in the league table.