Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola delivered a scathing response when questioned about Manchester United’s lackluster start to the season.
Despite a busy summer transfer window and notable acquisitions like Mason Mount, Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund, and Sergio Reguillon, Manchester United’s performance has been disappointing, securing only six points out of a potential 15. When asked about this before City’s Champions League match against Red Star Belgrade on Monday, Guardiola’s reaction underscored the struggles of their cross-town rivals.
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When talking about City’s potential challengers, Guardiola said: “You know how strong are Arsenal, yesterday at Goodison Park they are exceptional. Liverpool again, the mentality will continue there.”
At this point, a reporter asked about United.
Guardiola then laughed before saying: “Well they didn’t start like they expected, like Chelsea. But always, they are Man United, and Chelsea sooner or later they will take the rhythm.”
The Spaniard has also urged his team to continue making more history.
He said: “I’d like to say that for our club to win the Champions League is incredible.
“But in perspective, how many teams have won the Champions League once? In perspective, we did nothing special. Just one. We didn’t have it and we’re proud.”
Guardiola continued: “I was incredibly proud at Barcelona to win two in four years but we didn’t win it in a row. Let’s try to be being ourselves. If we aren’t able to win it then let’s qualify for next year and try again.”