Too early to judge Mourinho and Manchester United – Guardiola


Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho

In the wake of Manchester United’s back-to-back defeats after three games, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, though not an ally, has warned critics of a possible resurgence at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho’s ambition to topple the 2017/18 English Premier League winners, City, turned out a nightmare after the Reds lost 3-0 to Tottenham Hotspur but Guardiola insists there’s hope.

Although critics believe Mourinho’s early disappointments are a result of the frustration he suffered in the transfer market, including a speculated trouble brewing in his dressing room. Yet, the mounting pressure for better results has increased his many troubles.

Guardiola believes his rival’s current problems come with the job and will soon pass.

His words: ‘They [United] remain a great—one of the best.

‘This is August…There are still many points to be shared, and the real action starts after the international break then there will always be three games. The travelling makes it difficult and it gets worse when teams realize there’s no more time to prepare for the matches.

‘The truth remains that it’s our job—to absorb the bad times, strategize and move on.’

He continued, ‘Just like Mourinho, my job depends on results…When coaches win, they’re celebrated but when they don’t, they’re discarded as “not good”.

‘When coaches eventually get to the top, they’re seen as gods–top, top managers.’

Last Saturday, City recorded a controversial draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.