UEFA Super Cup: They were weak against Sevilla – Guardiola takes dig at Manchester United
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has subtly poked fun at Manchester United while discussing his team’s upcoming UEFA Super Cup match against Sevilla. The Super Cup will see the reigning UEFA Champions League winners (Manchester City) face off against the reigning Europa League winners (Sevilla) in what promises to be an exciting clash.
Guardiola, in response to a question about Sevilla’s victory over Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-finals last season, expressed his belief that Manchester City are the frontrunners in the Super Cup. In a playful manner, he mentioned that he feels City are favorites for the match due to their quality. He then added that there are no true favorites, highlighting the unpredictability of football.
Guardiola’s comments reflect the competitive spirit surrounding the Super Cup clash while also delivering a lighthearted dig at Manchester United’s performance against Sevilla in the previous season. This type of banter is common in the world of football and adds an extra layer of excitement and anticipation to such high-profile matches.
As Guardiola prepares his squad for the Super Cup encounter, his remarks underscore the competitive mindset that drives top managers and teams to always strive for excellence.