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Pep Defends Under-Fire Mourinho

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has leaped to the defence of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who has been heavily criticised for his side's poor start to the season.

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The Pressure has increased on Mourinho after suffering back-to-back losses to Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

Mourinho hit back at the media on Friday by claiming he was 'one of the greatest manager's world', and Guardiola has defended his rival, saying there are good managers who don't win titles.

"Of course we are judged for the titles we get. If you have titles you can work, we have work," he told a news conference.
"But I try not to judge [other] managers only on that. The history and what Jose did in all the places he's worked... hats off.
There's no doubt about his quality. I never [doubted it] in the past and I don't now.
"But it's not only the titles. I've won [titles] because I've won with amazing clubs and amazing players. If that did not happen, I would not have won the titles.
"There are many good managers that don't win titles. They are excellent.
"A lot of managers are so good, it's not necessary to win prizes because big players and good clubs sustain you, support you, are patient.
"Sometimes the managers cannot control it. That doesn't mean they are not good."
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