Babayaro: Man United Can Catch Up With High-Riding Man City

Babayaro: Man United Can Catch Up With High-Riding Man City

By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria and Chelsea defender Celestine Babayaro says Manchester United is strong enough to catch up with Premier League leaders and city rivals,  Manchester City.

City are currently top in the Premier League table on 43 points, eight points ahead of United.

Both teams will face off at Old Trafford on Sunday and a win for United will see them cut the lead to five points.

Chelsea are third on 32 points on the log.

Speaking as a guest on Sky Sports Fan Zone, Babayaro who joined Chelsea in 1997 and spent eight years with the Blues, posited that it is possible for United to end City’s unbeaten run.

“Anything can still happen and I think Manchester United is the only team that can close the gap on Manchester City,’ Babayaro stated.‎

“If they beat Manchester City this weekend, then they are in the race. Though with the way Manchester City are playing, you can’t touch them, but with my experience, every team can beat every other team.”

Babayaro who won  the then European Cup Winners’ Cup (1998), FA Cup (2000) and UEFA Super Cup (1998) with Chelsea, rated Eden Hazard highly in comparison to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He said:”I think he will surpass Ronaldo and Messi in my opinion. You can see that when Chelsea are playing without Hazard, they don’t perform to the highest level. But with Hazard in the team, he can do anything. So for me, he is a brilliant player.”


  • People are saying that manutd are capable
    of catching city and win the title. How can
    they do that when they park the bus for 90
    minutes. Man city is a machine that can
    only be stopped by aggressive and attacking
    team. Chelsea is the only club that can stop
    City. Chelsea don’t park the bus.

  • Will City be sleeping ?

  • Guy you better stop smoking, you must be dreaming

  • We only think of man united cut down the points between city rivals, how about Man city extending their lead to 11 points.

  • You are a dreamer. City is unbeatable

  • Babayaro instead to say chelsea he is mentioning united that would have easily fetch him a job at chelsea.

  • you are dreaming brother mancity will extend 11 points

  • stop dreaming brother

  • U no dey old? Lol wow.

  • Anyway all of una don talk finish my own be say in football anything can happen