“But I judge Leroy against the real Ryan Giggs from the later stages. And of course still, he’s not like him.”
City face a Huddersfield side who have been in discussions to appoint Jan Siewert, the Borussia Dortmund reserve-team coach, as their new manager following the departure of David Wagner on Monday.
Mark Hudson, the Under-23s manager placed in temporary charge at the start of the week, has said that the club, who are bottom of the Premier League, must maintain their identity under Wagner’s replacement.
Wagner spoke repeatedly of the “Terrier spirit” during his three years at the club, a reference to their nickname and how they defied the odds in reaching and staying in the Premier League under him.
Hudson said: “I thoroughly believe in the principles and the identity of this club. That has shown over the last three years with what success we’ve had. That should be maintained.”