Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has taken a dig at rivals Manchester United’s recent Carabao Cup trophy, quite jokingly, to swipe away the criticism faced by The Blues due to their performances.
The Catalan manager said that Man United went six years without a trophy because “they didn’t spend” any money. According to a report from The Guardian, Pep Guardiola acknowledged the fact that The Reds have become an energetic force again.
"“Sooner or later it should happen, shouldn’t it? It should happen.” – said the Manchester City manager“If they spend a little more money, yes. It’s because they didn’t spend, isn’t it? It’s normal, they’re in the position they normally should be. The reality is that two teams, Liverpool and ourselves, have done incredibly well in the numbers.”"
Pep Guardiola also applauded Manchester United’s new manager Erik Ten Hag who has made an immediate and revolutionizing impact on The Red’s side from last season, a team which had lost its confidence and positivity.
"“When I landed here I thought United would always be there, for their history, for everything. Erik is doing an incredible job,” he said. “And the players – you see how committed they are, how all together they try to do it. When you have been five or six years without winning one title [you need this].”"
Guardiola then went onto narrate his own experiences about reaching and winning four EFL Cups since his appointment at Man City:
"“I remember when we travelled to win our first Carabao Cup and everyone was so excited to do it. For the staff it was new, for the players it was new. The fourth time we travelled there to win the Carabao Cup for the fourth time in a row, it was: ‘Well, it’s OK, another one, another day in the office.’ That’s normal.”"
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