Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after he received criticism recently.
The Red Devils manager has struggled to perform in recent weeks after poor results against Brighton and Tottenham.
Mourinho has been at the forefront of a media showdown following his rant in the post-match interview against Spurs
So much so that a bad result against Burnley on Sunday could even spell the end of his Manchester United career.
However, Pep explained that managers always bear the brunt when their teams are not playing well but still praised the quality of his rivals.
“They (Man United) remain a great, a top team,” he explained, as cited by the Daily Mirror.
“We’re in August. There are a lot of points to play for and the real season starts after the international break. With three games every week, the travelling and no time to prepare for the games.
“Unfortunately it’s our job (the criticism). Our job depends on results. When we win we are good, when we don’t we are not good.
“When you get to that level, they are top, top managers.”