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Shots Fired As Pep Guardiola Calls Man United A 'Long Ball Team'

Shots Fired As Pep Guardiola Calls Man United A 'Long Ball Team'”

As we have seen over the past few weeks, Pep Guardiola has got Manchester City playing at a speed that can overwhelm the opposition.

The Nigerian worldwide will be making his 15th appearances against the Citizens if he makes the starting line up on Saturday.

He's won league titles in Spain and Germany. While Man City defeated Shakhter Doneskst 2-0 in the same competition on Wednesday.

The Catalan coach is famous for his possession football, while Jose Mourinho has a rather more negative reputation, and Guardiola could not resist making a note of United's rather less attractive style of play.

Congratulated on taking a subtle dig at United, Guardiola replied laughing: 'I have a lot of respect for my neighbours'.

The 46 year-old did say that he had no immediate plans to be the national team manager and confirmed that his position as manager depends on his success, "I am so happy to be here".

Lineker said: "There are definitely similarities between Pep and Cruyff, because both of them are very much teachers, who want to try to improve their players and get the best out of them".

After a chastening first season at City, Guardiola spent big on new signings before the new campaign.

The Citizens head to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday and do so as leaders after scoring 21 goals in their opening six top-flight matches this season. The Blues dominated many games last season but wastefulness was costly and meant they fell short of challenging for the title. This kind of ball [long ball], if you win, is good.

"If you ask me the difference, the feeling is wherever we go we are going to score". That is our feeling right now.

"In the past last season we didn't have that. We created a lot, but we did not score goals and that is so tough".



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