Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that his successes at the Etihad Stadium would be much more celebrated if he had achieved them with Manchester United.
Guardiola has previously won trophies at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, so he is well aware of the type of celebrations that exist when a big club wins silverware. City fans booed their own players during a recent win over Tottenham after several calls from their manager to get behind his team more.
It’s never going to be the same at a smaller club like City, which is simply a sportswashing project, but Guardiola has took time to realise that. Just look at the comparisons as to when the two Manchester clubs have done open top bus parades for Premier League titles.
Guardiola’s side beat Wolves 3-0 over the weekend and they are five points adrift of league leaders Arsenal, who beat United 3-2 at the Emirates.
However, a report from Miguel Delaney in The Independent claims Guardiola feels frustrated and reveals that he has privately remarked about how his success would be more celebrated if it was at United.
It is probably time for Guardiola to stop talking about City in the same vein as his other jobs at Barcelona and Bayern.
Hopefully he gets tired at the Emirates and moves on. Guardiola’s current deals expires in 2025.