Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are having a rather disappointing season as the Premier League Champions have found it difficult to achieve their last year’s success. However, Manchester City faced and defeated their arch-rivals Manchester United in an FA Cup tie and it was as easy as playing bingo.
Pep Guardiola rules out Manchester United job
Pep Guardiola was attending a pre-match conference before the Manchester Derby on Tuesday. The Manchester City manager was quoted saying, “After training City I won’t train United, It is like I would never train Madrid. Definitely not.”
He was then pressed upon it he would Manchester United were the only team left to be managed. And the former Barcelona manager was up to asked, “I’d be in the Maldives if I don’t have any offers! Maybe not the Maldives because it doesn’t have any golf courses,” he said.
Pep Guardiola would be looking to win the Manchester Derby to save himself from the disappointment of losing it again after they were beaten 2-1 by Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men at the Etihad Stadium. Though the former Bayern Munich manager denied any speculations about his side being concerned about the loss. For Ole and his team, it would be a little history if they do went on to beat Guardiola’s men. As Manchester United haven’t been able to win two consecutive matches against Manchester City since April 2010.
Manchester City eyes third title in a row
Ole Gunnar Solskjær didn’t backout in showcasing their administration for his opposite number in his press conference. The Norwegian was quoted saying, “I admire Pep. They’ve raised the bar so much it’s something to aim for. They’re back winning games and confident, but form goes out of the window.”
Manchester City have won the tournament’s last two editions and would be looking forward to completing a hat-trick.