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Pep Guardiola in rare defence of Jose Mourinho

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 …

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We need to take teams seriously: Txiki Begiristain

Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain believes their biggest threat in Group F is German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim The Premier League champions were placed in Group F of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League season alongside Shakhtar Donetsk and Olympique Lyon. And to the Citizen’s director of football, his team has to take all rivals very seriously. “They’ve done lovely work as a football club,” he told Sky Sports News. “We need to take all the teams, but especially Hoffenheim very, very seriously.” “We have Pep, all of his staff have been in Germany, so they know how strong …

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Pique: Klopp and Guardiola’s style, completely different

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp uses a completely different tactical system to that of Pep Guardiola, says Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Pique returned to the Camp Nou in 2008 during Guardiola’s reign following a four-year spell at Manchester United. The Spanish defender emerged as one of the most sought-after defenders in European football under Guardiola’s tutelage and has since been a prominent member of the Barcelona squad. But even the 31-year-old reckoned that his former boss would find it tougher this season due to the football Liverpool produce. Klopp’s style of a high-octane counter-attack defeated City thrice last season, and they are expected to …

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Man City is ready for Champions League glory- Gundogan

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan believes his team can win the Champions League this season thanks to the team’s maturity. Pep Guardiola’s men were eliminated by Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite their dominance in the League. Gundogan, who has been instrumental to City’s campaign so far, feels the English giants are ready to challenge for the European crown. “I dream of winning the Champions League title with Manchester City and a title with Germany,” he told WAZ. “In Manchester last season we had the feeling that we are ready for it. It was not enough. This year nothing …

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Aguero unlikely to be punished for shisha video

Sergio Aguero looks set to avoid punishment by Manchester City after a video of him smoking shisha with a model circulated online. The Argentina striker was seen inhaling from a tube and blowing smoke out into the camera lens. Aguero was smoking the shisha pipe with an 18-year-old model. A national newspaper published the video. ? Manchester City reportedly won't punish Sergio #Aguero after a video of him smoking Shisha appeared on Social Media. ?#MCFC pic.twitter.com/l7wNt6Pd5o — Online Sports Blog (@osportsblog) August 27, 2018 But Sky Sports reports that City is aware of the footage and have reportedly decided not to take disciplinary action against Aguero. …

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Man City consider January swoop for Neves

Manchester City might launch a bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves in the January transfer window, to bolster their midfield options. Neves joined Wolves from FC Porto last summer in a Championship record £16 million transfer and he has since gone on to appear 44 times for the club. The 21-year-old is pivotal in Nuno Espirito Santo’s plan and has quickly developed a reputation as a creative player with a penchant for scoring from long range. The Portuguese star scored six goals from outside the box during his first year with the club as Wolves gained promotion to the …

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