What Happened Between Guardiola And Solskjaer During City 0-2 United

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

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Man City will be disappointed to see the curtain down on their 21-game winning streak, especially at their own patch at the hands of their neighbours.

Bruno Fernandes’ opening goal from the penalty spot after Gabriel Jesus fouled Anthony Martial meant the Sky Blues were trailing for the first time in 19 Premier Leagues games.

The urgency to get back to their preferred scoreline and subsequent failure to do so led to an increase in frustration amongst the City camp.

This was best illustrated by a particular incident.
During the second half of the match, the visitors were preparing to replace the injured Marcus Rashford with Mason Greenwood. As such, United goalkeeper Dean Henderson decided to kick the ball out of play in order for the substitute to come on instead of playing with a man down.
As the hosts restarted the game with a quick throw-in, leading to a dispute between Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the touchline.

Nonetheless, the two managers appeared to resolve the matter instantly with a fist-bump.


More than the spat at the Etihad, the Spaniard will be bothered with his individual record against the Norwegian. Man City have lost three times in five league meetings against the Solskjaer led United.

However, despite all the head-to-head stats, the most important number of all – an eleven-point gap over second-placed United – is in the favour of the former Barcelona boss.