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Guardiola not bothered by City’s recent record against Solskjaer‘s United.

Pep admits that United are a “good good team” but was quick to point out that City have finished above their neighbours since 2016.


Pep Guardiola moved to Man City back in 2016 and has won three Premier League titles since he landed at the Etihad [GETTY]
Pep Guardiola moved to Man City back in 2016 and has won three Premier League titles since he landed at the Etihad [GETTY]

Manchester United's recent record in the derby against Manchester City does not worry Pep Guardiola much because “in every single season, we were ahead of them in the Premier League”.


City have won three English top-flight titles since the Spaniard replaced Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad five years ago, but since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became United boss, Guardiola has been beaten in three of his last four meetings with the Norwegian.


However, Guardiola says he isn’t concerned with City’s recent record against the Red Devils as he prepares for the clash on Saturday afternoon.


"They are a good, good team and this can happen, but we don't forget the points in the last five or six years," Guardiola told Sky Sports News.



"In every single season, we were ahead of them in the Premier League.


"So you want to say, 'Okay they beat us,' it's because it can happen, and they are good.


"But when I landed here to finish after five seasons - this is the sixth - the amount of points ahead that we are if we count every single season - at the end that is what counts."


Guardiola: Ronaldo will always hunger for goals, even when he retires.

On Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to Old Trafford from the Turin during the summer, scoring nine times in 11 appearances, Guardiola said: "I think he has scored goals all his life and when he is 75 - maybe he will be retired - but at the barbecue, if they're playing a game, he is going to score a goal."


"These type of guys, like [Lionel] Messi, like him...", said Pep, pausing, unable to think of another player of the same calibre before continuing: "what they have done, or what Ronaldo has done in the last decade in world football, scoring goals and helping his teams to win.


"It speaks for itself."





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