Pep Guardiola makes huge admission about Jose Mourinho and Man Utd
Guardiola stormed to the Premier League title in his second season in charge of Manchester City, finishing 19 points clear of second-placed United.
The Spaniard masterminded an incredible campaign which saw his side break a raft of records, including scoring the most of any team in a 38-game season (106), as well as achieve the unprecedented feat of amassing 100 points.
Across Manchester, Mourinho made some progress, but the Portuguese tactician was routinely criticised for his side’s bland style of play.
Guardiola and Mourinho were the best of enemies when they managed Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Mourinho got under his foe’s skin with his verbal attacks, but Guardiola has conceded he admires the way the United coach sets up his teams.
“Of course Jose is a huge competitor,” Guardiola said when asked about which teams he enjoys watching on a special Sky Sports MNF programme.
“The way he convinces them to be his teams.
“I admire the big quality teams are always like soldiers in the way they defend and the quality they have.
“I enjoy watching football and the way different teams play.”
Guardiola also admitted he enjoys watching Liverpool.
He added: “Liverpool is magnificent. I suffered against Klopp in Germany.
“The transitions and the way they attack inside so quickly.”