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MANCHESTER CITY - Guardiola: "I have a lot of respect for Jose Mourinho"

Published on: 09 September 2016

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has pledged to take the game to Manchester United and Jose Mourinho when the old adversaries renew acquaintances at Old Trafford in Saturday's derby.

"I want to attack, control the game, concede a few counter attacks - but play well," Guardiola said. "We know how we are going to play tomorrow – and we know we're going to play a real good team.

"We will try and do things we do well. We played good in some moments, particularly in Bucharest and the first half against West Ham," he added, referring to a 3-1 victory last time out. "And at Stoke I realised immediately how tough the Premier League is. With Jose it's the same. He needs time. We need time and the world won't give you time. This is how it is, now there's a game in Old Trafford It depends on the way we play. I believe now and until the last day of my career that you have to play good to win the game.

"I said it many times – I have a lot of respect for Jose Mourinho, I always try to learn from all of my colleagues – it's the same with him," he added. "The rivalry is more from the media and we can’t control that.



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