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Pep Guardiola Throws Cheeky Jibe At ‘Long Ball’ Manchester United

Subair Adams

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has thrown a cheeky dig at rivals, Manchester United over their style of play.

The City manager who is known for his preference for tiki-taka style,  said United are more likely to play long balls than any other top clubs in the Premier League, while talking about tactics employed by  Jose Mourinho which is deemed as negative by many.

Speaking on The Premier League Show, Pep took a subtle dig at United’s approach to games, while citing teams who ‘like to play’. The Spaniard also explained how the English game has evolved with the infusion of football from other countries.

The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss also admitted that even his best players avoid getting sucked into the high-octane action.

The duo of Mourinho and Guardiola have age-long history of feud since their time in Spain and has maintained their rivalry even in England with both ends of Manchester.

Pep Guardiola will expect that his players continue in their recent impressive form when they come up against Chelsea on Saturday as they hope to try to consolidate on their free goalscoring form but must be wary of the threat coming from the Blues with the likes of Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard.

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