Having been Manchester United’s #1 for 8 years and achieving legendary status, Schmeichel signed for Man City in 2002 after spells in Portugal and at Aston Villa.
A club ambassador, Schmeichel insisted ahead of a Q&A in London with Denis Law that had City been as big a rival to United as they are now he would never have signed for them:
“I would never have played for Manchester City had they been what they are today. The club now is nothing like the one I was at. Maybe the kit man is still there but that is about it.
“They had just been promoted from the Championship when I joined them, it was very neutral in the way they competed with Manchester United.
“Even when I went to Aston Villa it was very important that I was not in competition with Manchester United.”