Pep Guardiola Laughs When Asked About Manchester United After Poor Start to Season

Pep Guardiola Laughs When Asked About Manchester United After Poor Start to Season

Martin Moses
September 19, 2023 at 5:48 AM
  • Pep Guardiola laughed off Manchester United's strength when comparing how teams had started the season
  • United are currently languishing in 13th place after collecting only two wins in their opening games
  • Guardiola hailed Arsenal's and Liverpool's starts as he seeks to guide his side to a fourth consecutive Premier League title

Pep Guardiola sarcastically laughed when asked about the strength of the Manchester United squad five games into the new season.

It is no secret that United are one of the underperformers so far, having collected just six points from a possible 15.

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Pep Guardiola speaks to the press ahead of their Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade on September 18. Photo by Paul Ellis.
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Erik ten Hag's side have been rocked by a number of issues, including the exclusion of Jadon Sancho and Antony from first-team training due to separate issues. He has then been affected by the loss of at least five key first-team players to injury.

The misfortunes have seen them lag behind, with Manchester City claiming an early lead. The defending champions are yet to drop a single point, with Tottenham, Arsenal, and Liverpool hot on their heels with 13 points.

Guardiola laughs off United question

Speaking ahead of City's Champions League opener against Serbian side Crvena Zvezda, Guardiola was asked to talk about the start of the other teams compared to his, to which he replied;

"You know how strong Arsenal is. I saw their game at Goodison Park. They are exceptional. Liverpool? The mentality is there," he said, as quoted by GOAL.

A journalist then asked about Manchester United, to which the Spanish head coach laughed. Here is the video.

Ten Hag will be looking for ways to arrest United's poor run of form, but he is currently incapacitated, given the depleted squad at his disposal. The Red Devils travel to Germany to face Bayern Munich in their opening game of the Champions League on Wednesday, September 20.

Brighton mock Man United

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Brighton have brutally mocked Manchester United on social media following their convincing Premier League win at Old Trafford.

United, who were keen to return to winning ways, were stunned 3-1 at home to continue with their horrendous start to the new season.

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