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Mourinho Sends Messi-Jibe At Pep

Jose Mourinho seemingly has no intention of stopping his long-standing rivalry with Pep Guardiola, after using Lionel Messi’s brilliance against Bayern Munich to question the Spaniard’s success at Camp Nou.

Read: Mourinho Reveals How To Stop Messi

The Portuguese and Spaniard have often clashed during their time in La Liga, when Guardiola’s FC Barcelona were in their prime - winning two Champions League titles in four years.

However, Mourinho insists any coach could have reached the Champions League final with Messi in their team.

“He played a Champions League final with Guardiola, he is most likely going to play in this season’s Champions League final with Luis Enrique and if, one day, he plays for Anthony, Anthony will go to a Champions League final with him.

“When people analyse teams, you have to remember that this boy makes everything different,” he told reporters, as quoted by Squawka.

Mourinho also sent another subtle jibe at Guardiola’s tactics to man mark Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the first-half of their first-leg Champions League semi-final last Wednesday.

“I think the last way to do it is man to man, because he’s better than everyone,” he added.

“When you go man to man, you go with similar power. With him it’s an impossible job.”

Read: Balotelli Defends Messi Victim Boateng

Guardiola and Mourinho have both won two Champions League titles, but while the Spaniard won his two with Messi and FC Barcelona, Mourinho won his with underdogs Porto and Inter.

Who do you think is the better coach between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho? Have your say in the comments section below.

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