Patrice Evra ripped into Pep Guardiola in a scathing rant recently.
The Frenchman accused him of ‘taking away his players’ responsibilities’ and said he’s ‘glad he was never coached by him’.
He said on Amazon Prime Video, per Goal: “I have a lot of respect for Guardiola but I’m glad I never had him as a coach, because he takes away your responsibilities, I was talking to Clarence [Seedorf], you have the impression that he is playing on the PlayStation.
“He tells you everything you need to do. I remember that [Thierry] Henry, for example, when he was at Barcelona, Guardiola told him to stay wide, but Henry came inside to do one-two with [Lionel] Messi, he scored and after the first half Guardiola put him on the bench, he took him out, just because he didn’t respect his directives.”
That wasn’t all. He also accused him of ‘not wanting leaders’ and saying ‘he can’t manage players with personality.’
“That’s why when they’re in trouble they don’t want to… They don’t have anyone on the pitch to help them.
“He chooses his teams like that, he can’t train people with personality. He did it at Barcelona, but he builds his team to control everyone. When things go wrong, he always decides.”
Guardiola was asked about Evra’s comments ahead of City’s Premier League clash against Wolves on Wednesday evening.
He felt the need to hit back at the Frenchman.
‘Maybe Evra is right or maybe he’s doing a GOOD QUOTE to come back to Man Utd to work there!’ | Pep pic.twitter.com/NTeRSr18pZ
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He responded: “I don’t want personality? Well. I don’t agree, Patrice! I don’t play. I need personalities and good players to play on the pitch, otherwise we will not be…
“I didn’t read it or know [what he’s said]. I have had nice, incredible players in my past as a manager at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and here. I could give a good list in terms of their personality and character.
“Most of them have won World Cups, European [Championships], Champions Leagues and leagues. Maybe Evra is right or maybe he’s doing a good quote to come back to Manchester United to work there. Maybe there’s a good chance now.
“Good, Patrice — if we were together I would show you the personality and character of my players right now that we have, absolutely.”
City go into their game against Wolves on top of the Premier League. They could go three points clear of Liverpool if they win at Molineux.