Pep Sends Message To Mourinho
Pep Guardiola Sends Message To Jose Mourinho
Pep Guardiola, who was victorious over his rival Jose Mourinho in the Manchester derby on Sunday, has sent a message to his Manchester United counterpart after he once again blamed the referee for his team's defeat.
The Portuguese blamed match official Michael Oliver for not awarding his side a penalty in the second half – he booked Ander Herrera for diving instead.
Guardiola, though, has insisted that Mourinho always tries to put the attention on the officials, before sending a message to his longstanding rival that only his team wanted to play on the day and doesn't need the help of the referee.
"Last season it was the same, we won here and it was the referee. Today as well. Yesterday, he spoke about the referee," Guardiola said, as quoted by AS.
"We are an honest team. We had 75% ball possession, which means we wanted to play. We came here and did that."
The former FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss also spoke about experts suggesting that City have already wrapped up the title after going 11 points clear of their crosstown rivals.
"This win means a lot in the way we played for our confidence but in three days, we go to Swansea in the winter time," he added.
"We are going to face a lot of difficulties. In December, it's impossible to be champions, but it's good for us.”
Guardiola has now won 10 of his 20 clashes with Mourinho, losing only four, while drawing the other six.
City face Swansea next, while United host Bournemouth at home on Wednesday.
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