Pep Guardiola tells weird Julia Roberts-Manchester United story to describe Champions League failure

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola went off on one after a 7-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League last night.

The Blues advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for a sixth successive season on Tuesday night, securing an 8-1 win on aggregate over the Bundesliga side in their last 16 tie.

There was no stopping Erling Haaland as he scored five goals on the night. He also broke City’s record for goals scored in a single season.

So, with all of that in mind, it was a good night for Guardiola… but that didn’t stop him going off on a bit of a mad rant about outstanding actress Julia Roberts.

The City manager still went on to insist that even if he were to help the club to win a European Cup, he has already failed in his mission because he was unable to get Julia Robrets to come and watch them instead of Manchester United.

“I am a failure in the Champions League. If I win the Champions League three times in a row I will be a failure,” Guardiola said.

“I have three idols in my life. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Julia Roberts. These are my three idols.

“Julia Roberts years ago came to Manchester – not in the 90s when Sir Alex [Ferguson] was winning titles and titles and titles. She came in the period where we were better than United, in these four or five years, right?

“And she went to visit Man Utd. She didn’t come to see us. That’s why even if I win the Champions League it will not compare for the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us.

“Even if I win the Champions League it will not compare to this disappointment I had.”

Footage courtesy of Sky Sports News

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