Pep Guardiola fielded questions from the media this afternoon ahead of Manchester City's home game against Bournemouth tomorrow. The Blues return to Premier League action after confirming their berth in the Champions League knockout stages for a sixth-consecutive season with the point gained from their 2-2 draw against Lyon on Tuesday night. Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero were on target in France as City navigated their way through their toughest assignment away from home so far this season. City maintained their two-point cushion over Liverpool in the league with a 4-0 win against West Ham last time out and Guardiola could be boosted by Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus returning to contention after the trio were ruled out for the game against the Ligue 1 outfit. Read More Man City - key information We'll bring you everything the City manager has to say here in our dedicated live blog. Key Events Bernardo back in training 19:12 Guardiola feeling confident … [Read more...] about Pep Guardiola news and transfers LIVE
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Are there really any limits to the greatness Manchester City can achieve under Pep Guardiola? The manner of City's title win in 2017/18 set an incredible standard for the rest of English football to follow, and despite Guardiola himself insisting his side could not repeat such a feat, he appears to have underestimated his side. With the ease of their derby dissection of Manchester United at the Etihad stadium, Guardiola and his side go into the final international break of the calendar year in an equally incredible position to last season. With 32 points from the opening 12 matches and an eye-watering goal difference of +31, City are seemingly doing the impossible and keeping pace with their incredible efforts of a year ago. Despite having already faced Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Man United this season, City are only two points off the blistering pace to which they started last season and have a favourable run of games leading up to the New Year. Speaking earlier in the season, … [Read more...] about Man City are in danger of proving Pep Guardiola wrong this season
Pep Guardiola played a key role in helping Raheem Sterling secure his new £300,000-a-week Manchester City contract. We revealed in August that England winger Sterling was looking to become one of City’s top earners alongside Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero — and that Etihad top brass were refusing to pay up. But the stalemate was broken when manager Guardiola urged City to make the deal happen, because the 23-year-old was a player he could not afford to lose. Guardiola usually leaves the club's transfer and contract business to sporting director Txiki Begiristain. But at the end of a week when Sterling’s character was called into question after he was awarded a controversial penalty in the Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk, he has now committed himself to the Blues until 2023 after his manager made a personal intervention. Guardiola feels that the former Liverpool star has been the victim of unfair criticism ever since he decided to quit Anfield … [Read more...] about How Pep Guardiola personally intervened to get Raheem Sterling new Man City deal
By Darren Fletcher Former Manchester United midfielder 9 Nov From the section Premier League Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46144291 Read more about sharing. It is derby day in Manchester on Sunday and Darren Fletcher knows only too well how difficult a trip to Etihad Stadium can be.The former Manchester United midfielder was thrashed 7-2 there while playing for Stoke last season and, having experienced "one of the most difficult games of my career" that day, is well aware of how not to play against the champions.He is hardly the only one to have endured a difficult day at the Etihad though - City have only lost twice in 44 home Premier League games under Pep Guardiola, winning 33 of them and scoring 122 goals.But United are one of the two teams to have won there against Guardiola in the … [Read more...] about Man City v Man Utd: What it is like to face Pep Guardiola’s side
Pep Guardiola offered two silver linings to the dark cloud of Kevin De Bruyne’s new knee injury problem. The Manchester City manager confirmed that the Belgian ace will be treated by his favourite doctor, Ramon Cugat, after flying to Barcelona. De Bruyne is expected to be out for up to six weeks, meaning he will miss the Manchester derby and is a doubt for the trip to Chelsea. But Guardiola said that the fact De Bruyne has missed so much football in the early part of the season could be a blessing later in the campaign. And he is expected to have Ilkay Gundogan back available for Sunday’s home game with Southampton, to reinforce his midfield after losing De Bruyne. Guardiola said that De Bruyne had been saddened by suffering yet another injury blow so soon after making his comeback from a two-month lay-off – for injuring ligaments in his other knee. But he looked on the bright side, feeling that it could benefit City down the line, and that at least it gives him some … [Read more...] about Pep Guardiola offers Man City fans some good Kevin De Bruyne news!