Barely a day after suggesting Manchester United is jealous of his side’s recent success in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola has taken yet another dig at the Red Devils.
Speaking recently to Reuters on who the Premier League’s biggest spenders are, the Manchester City boss made quick reference to United’s deals for Alexis Sanchez and Harry Maguire, as if to imply they can’t even compete with us in the transfer market.
In Guardiola’s words: “We wanted Alexis Sanchez and we could not afford it. We wanted Harry Maguire and we could not afford it.
“We could not pay like United paid,” he added.
Of course, we can’t say we don’t expect Guardiola to defend his team, it’s just very surprising he’d lie, even to the media.
While United has spent about €850 million on transfers over the past five years, City have spent over €1 billion within the same period, so clearly, Guardiola wasn’t being straightforward.