• Pep Guardiola: I can’t stop Manchester City conceding

    Pep Guardiola: I can’t stop Manchester City conceding

    Pep Guardiola was hailed as the best thing to happen to English football when he swanned into Manchester City at the start of this season and immediately swept all before him with 10 cultured victories in a row.

    Yet if that all seemed too good to be true, City fans now know it really was. In the subsequent 15 matches in all competitions, Guardiola’s team have won just four times. One of those was a stellar night against Barcelona but they […]

  • Gabriel Jesus says Pep Guardiola has banned him drinking Coca Cola

    Gabriel Jesus says Pep Guardiola has banned him drinking Coca Cola

    Pep Guardiola is known for imposing strict rules on his players – and it appears new signing Gabriel Jesus is not exempt after revealing he has not been allowed to drink Coca Cola.

    Forward Jesus signed for City in a £27million deal from Palmerias in the summer – and he will join in January after helping the latter to win their win the Brazilian league title for the first time in 22 years.

    Now the Brazilian season is over, the 19-year-old made […]

  • Guardiola hits back: I cannot say Man City played badly

    Guardiola hits back: I cannot say Man City played badly

    The Catalan does admit his side are conceding too many goals and not taking their chances but he says their response to going 2-0 down in five minutes was impressive.

    Pep Guardiola refused to admit that Manchester City “played badly” in their 4-2 defeat at Leicester City but does admit he needs to stop them conceding so many goals.

    Guardiola trying to play like Bayern with the wrong players

    City found themselves 2-0 down to the defending champions, who had been languishing near […]

  • Yaya Toure available for City despite drink-driving charge

    Yaya Toure available for City despite drink-driving charge

    Yaya Toure’s drink-driving charge will not affect his chances of selection for Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Leicester on Saturday.

    The 33-year-old was charged last Tuesday after being stopped in Dagenham and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on December 13.

    The news broke after Toure came off the bench during City’s 3-1 defeat by Chelsea last weekend.

    Fernandinho’s dismissal at the Etihad Stadium and subsequent three-match ban increases Toure’s chances of returning to the starting line-up against the Premier […]

  • Pep Guardiola: We are killing the players

    Pep Guardiola: We are killing the players

    Pep Guardiola has voiced his frustration with the busy calendar and feels players should be protected against playing too many games.

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has voiced his dismay with FIFA’s plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams and believes the busy calendar is going to “kill the players”.

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has made no secret of his desire to expand the World Cup from 32 countries, with plans for 16 groups of three teams the latest proposal […]

  • Pep Guardiola and the record summer spree could cost Manchester City the title

    Pep Guardiola and the record summer spree could cost Manchester City the title

    It was a long-term, ideological pursuit and could pay off in time, but Pep Guardiola’s summmer recruitment drive is not doing Manchester City much good right now, writes Richard Jolly.

    It was a new high. Manchester City had welcomed Pep Guardiola and parted company with around £165 million in a transfer window. Combine the most coveted manager in the world with the biggest spending spree in the history of English football and it promised to be a recipe for glory.

    It certainly […]

  • Man City are arrogant and not as good as Guardiola thinks

    Man City are arrogant and not as good as Guardiola thinks

    Roy Keane slammed the Premier League giants after nine changes saw them struggle to a 1-1 draw with Celtic in the Champions League.

    Roy Keane has claimed the “arrogant” Manchester City squad is not as good as their manager Pep Guardiola thinks it is.

    The former Manchester United midfielder’s comments came after Guardiola made nine changes to his team for Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Celtic in the Champions League.

    With Champions League debutants Pablo Maffeo and Tosin Adarabioyo lining up in defence, City […]

  • No pressure on Iheanacho to fill Aguero’s boots, says Guardiola

    No pressure on Iheanacho to fill Aguero’s boots, says Guardiola

    Kelechi Iheanacho is under no pressure to up his game in the wake of Sergio Aguero’s suspension, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists Kelechi Iheanacho is under no pressure to up his game during Sergio Aguero’s four-match suspension.

    Aguero was sent off for a high and late challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz during Saturday’s 3-1 Premier League defeat to leaders Chelsea.

    Having already served a three-match ban earlier in the season, the Argentina international was dealt […]

  • United can still finish top four, says Guardiola

    United can still finish top four, says Guardiola

    Manchester United are nine points adrift of the Premier League’s top four, but Pep Guardiola is not counting them out.

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is adamant rivals Manchester United have the quality to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

    United have drawn their past three Premier League fixtures and face an uphill battle to secure a Champions League berth for next season, with Jose Mourinho’s men sixth in the standings.

    Sunday’s late 1-1 draw at Everton left […]

  • Five issues at Man City and five players who could fix them

    Five issues at Man City and five players who could fix them

    Pep Guardiola will have one or two things to ponder following his side’s defeat against Chelsea, and he will have several players looking to help him out against Celtic.

    On the face of it, there is very little riding on Tuesday night’s Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic.

    City are already through to the last 16 of the competition as runners-up in their group, meaning they cannot leap frog Barcelona into first place no matter what happens at the Etihad […]

  • Why Guardiola congratulated his Man City players after Chelsea defeat

    Why Guardiola congratulated his Man City players after Chelsea defeat

    The Catalan says his players performed better against the Blues than they had done in victories against Crystal Palace and Burnley in recent weeks.

    Pep Guardiola refused to blame Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea on his defence, and says he congratulated his players after the match for a good all-round performance.

    City were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday lunchtime but created a number of goal scoring opportunities and could have extended their one-goal lead before Antonio Conte’s side roared […]