Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims he agrees with Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho that the club “cannot buy class”.
Jose made some pointed references towards City when asked about the new fly-on-the-wall documentary about the English Premier League champions that was released by Amazon this week.
The old Trafford manager also said “you don’t need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie” when asked to give his thoughts on the programme.
Mourinho was presumably referring to coverage of both himself and United in the series.
Guardiola, however, insists that ‘buying class’ is not something City were attempting to do in the project.
Speaking after his side’s 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfieldyesterday, Guardiola said: “That is true, you cannot buy class. I agree with Jose. We cannot buy class.
“I think we lived an amazing season with cameras. We did it for ourselves. I don’t agree with Jose in terms of disrespectful. This was not our intention – it was filming last season.
“It is a club trying to grow, trying to win titles. We did it for ourselves and our fans to see what happens inside the locker room. It is Jose’s opinion. Other guys will say, ‘We like’ and other guys will say, ‘No’.”
City were devastating as they put Huddersfield to the sword at the Etihad Stadium. Sergio Aguero scored his 13th hat-trick for the club, while Gabriel Jesus and the inspirational David Silva also got on the scoresheet. The sixth goal was an own goal by Terence Kongolo.