Leading up to the derby match with Manchester United, Pep Guardiola was unimpressed by the moment of the challenger, who came off a run of eight consecutive victories in all competitions.
′′ It’s Manchester United. When Ole (Solskjaer) coached the team it did really well. I don’t know what happened in the past (the bad results) it’s their problem, but it’s normal that they are in this position, they are fighting for the first places, they are four points behind. I wasn’t surprised. This is why this is a tough competition, ”said the Spaniard, who had already crushed (6-3) his rival, at home, in the English Premier League.
On the other hand, City comes from a disappointing defeat against Southampton that dictated the team’s exit from the League Cup, a result that did not interfere with the team’s preparations for the duel with rivals Manchester.
“We did a normal preparation. Our supporters cannot complain about the ability of this team, what they have done and will continue to do. (…) This result (with Southampton) does not surprise me, it happened because we have won four Premier League titles in the last four years. “After two titles in a row, it is possible that we are not ready, not to win the League Cup, not to win matches, but to play as we know how. I was worried that this could happen and I don’t know if it will happen again,” he shot.
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