Saturday 23 March 2019

Pep Guardiola doesn't agree with Jose Mourinho's criticism of the Man City documentary

Pep Guardiola (left) and Jose Mourinho (right).
Pep Guardiola (left) and Jose Mourinho (right).
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has rejected claims from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho that his club showed disrespect to their rivals in their recently released behind the scenes documentary.

The acclaimed documentary billed the United v City game last season as "Guardiola versus Mourinho once more; possession versus defence; attacking football versus 'park-the-bus'", in a voiceover that angered the United manager.

"You don't need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie," declared Mourinho. "You can be a rich club and buy the best players in the world but you cannot buy class and they showed that clearly."

Now Guardiola has offered his response to Mourinho's comments, as he insisted the documenary did not set out to belittle their local rivals.

"That is true, you cannot buy class. I agree with Jose. We cannot buy class," declared Guardiola.

"I think we lived an amazing season with cameras. We did it for ourselves. I don't agree with Jose in terms of disrespectful. This was not our intention. It was to film last season.

"It is a club trying to grow, trying to win titles, like all the big teams in the world. We did it for ourselves and our fans to see what happens inside the locker room. It is Jose's opinion. Other guys will say, 'We like' and other guys will say, 'No'."

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