Guardiola takes a cheeky dig at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has taken a sly dig at how their crosstown rivals play.
As per a report by Express, the Spaniard has pointed out how United are the only ones fond of playing second balls.

“I see Chelsea, I see Tottenham – they like to play [but] at Manchester United you have the second balls,” Guardiola told BBC, quoted Express.

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho share a fabled rivalry. During their time as El Clasico rivals, taking digs at each other seemed to be the norm, with Jose always looking to one-up his contemporary.

Guardiola, however, tried to soften the blow by acknowledging the respect he has for the Portuguese and his team.

“I have a lot of respect for my neighbours,” he clarified.

The Manchester clubs are ruling the Premier League at this point, with both sides accumulating 16 points from six games. Manchester City, who are scoring for fun for the last couple of weeks, are leading the chart thanks to their superior goal difference.

Both the teams, however, will face stern challenges in the coming weeks. United will miss their midfield orchestrator, Paul Pogba. City, on the other hand, will have to manage without the services of Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany and striker Sergio Aguero who is set for a spell on the sidelines after being involved in a car crash.

The Citizens will next be seen in action on Saturday when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face third-placed Chelsea in the Premier League.