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Pep Guardiola shrugs off Jose Mourinho criticism

Guardiola shrugs off Mourinho criticism
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugs off criticism from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho regarding the club's fly-on-the-wall documentary.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has shrugged off criticism from Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho regarding the club's new behind-the-scenes documentary.

A fly-on-the-wall series charting City's title-winning 2017-18 campaign was released earlier this week, with Mourinho claiming that it lacked class and was disrespectful to some of City's rivals.

However, Guardiola has insisted that no offence was intended throughout the film and stressed that the club only agreed to the deal for the benefit of themselves and their fans.

"That is true, you cannot buy class. I agree with Jose. We cannot buy class," Guardiola told reporters.

"I think we lived an amazing season with cameras. We did it for ourselves. I don't agree with Jose in terms of disrespectful. This was not our intention - it was filming last season.

"It is a club trying to grow, trying to win titles. We did it for ourselves and our fans to see what happens inside the locker room. It is Jose's opinion. Other guys will say, 'We like' and other guys will say, 'No'."

City have made a good start to the defence of their title too, running out 6-1 winners over Huddersfield Town this afternoon to make it two wins from two.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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