RIVAL TALK: Pep Guardiola Gives His Honest Opinion On Jose Mourinho’s Struggles

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

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Manchester United are heading to Burnley this weekend, and despite it being only the fourth game of the season, it already is a must-win one for Jose Mourinho.

Such is the condition of the Red Devils at the moment, as they sit 13th in the table with just one win in 3 matches, and the team in complete disarray.

The fans are demanding for change in all levels of management, the manager is demanding for a change in players, and the players are not giving their all on the pitch.

It is at such times that rival clubs and managers take advantage of the situation and put in the extra effort to rise higher than the struggles of those falling behind.

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Mourinho recently had a few press conferences that saw him give it back to the press, and in the latest one, he did not shy away from stating: “I am the manager of the one of the greatest clubs in the world but I’m also one of the greatest managers in the world.”


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His immediate rival and old foe Pep Guardiola was asked about Mou’s recent results at United, to which he replied: “Our job depends on results. When we win we are good, when we don’t we are not good.”

The Spaniard further added: “We’re in August. There are a lot of points to play for and the real season starts after the international break – every three games, the travelling and no time to prepare for the games.”


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Respect comes when you become the best and the fact that it comes from your rival means so much more.

Jose might not have much time to turn things around at the club, and if the three points don’t come to United this weekend, he might have no time at all.