Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has lavished plaudits on Man United manager Jose Mourinho, and his team, with claims that he’s always delighted watching them, according to report.
Jose Mourinho was appointed to managed Man United in his third spell in England in the 2016/17 season while Pep Guardiola got the nod for Man City in the same season but both managers struggled to make any impact in their first Manchester spells in the League.
Guardiola has made a difference in the immediate past season as he has shattered several records to clinch the Premier League title – the Citizens scored the most goals in a 38-game season(106) and also shattered Chelsea’s points record after amassing a record 100 points.
Man United were first runners up in the League but Mourinho received tongue-lashes for his defensive and conservative style of football, which is contrast to what is obtainable at City. While Mourinho and Guardiola were capital rivals in the La Liga, Mourinho had attack his counterpart once again – nonetheless, Guardiola has played down any possible feud as he has claimed that he loves how Mourinho sets up his team.
“Of course Jose is a huge competitor,” Guardiola said when asked about which teams he enjoys watching on a special Sky Sports MNF programme.
“The way he convinces them to be his teams.
“I admire the big quality teams are always like soldiers in the way they defend and the quality they have.
I enjoy watching football and the way different teams play.”
Man United are yet to win a trophy this season but they a chance to do so when they play Chelsea in the FA Cup final this Saturday.
Guardiola further revealed that Liverpool are a great side and he recalled how Liverpool thumped his side.
He added: “Liverpool is magnificent. I suffered against Klopp in Germany.
“The transitions and the way they attack inside so quickly.”