Why Man City can’t beat Man United like Liverpool - Guardiola


Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confessed that he is not expecting a repeat of Liverpool’s 5-0 thumping win over Manchester United during their Saturday clash.

“We do not have the quality to play like Liverpool play so we play a different way,” the manager said to The Guardian. “Football is not ‘copy paste.’

“After this defeat, they changed the setup [to 3-5-2] against Tottenham and it worked and kept it against Atalanta, but after they got an injury to Raphael Varane they changed back to a four. We will see on Saturday what they will do.

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“If you want to do it like Liverpool you want Jurgen Klopp, [Sadio] Mane and [Mohamed] Salah to come. We cannot play like they play because we have different players and different ways to play. If you see in the last four, five or six years in the Premier League, looking at the games played by Liverpool and City you know we play differently.

City are expected to give United a tough game especially with the recent poor form of the Red Devils.

It is worthy to note that United won their last league game 3-0 against Tottenham while City fell to Crystal Palace 2-0 last weekend.

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