The two managers will field their teams in the Man City Vs Man Utd game today at the Etihad Stadium today. Most importantly, Man City needs to win this match to seal the EPL title today and if they don’t it’ll be for another game.
The rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola began during the El Classic o’clock between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The two superstar managers have met 20 times with Pep winning nine of the meetings and loosing four times to Jose.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola says there’s no tension between himself and Jose Mourinho saying he has respect for his fellow Manchester manager.
“Listen, when we arrived here it’s OK, I understand: it’s Pep arrives and they are both together a year,” Guardiola told a media conference. “But it’s now two years and nothing happened in a special way.
“I have never beaten Mourinho and he has never beaten me.
“Our teams beat the other ones. I don’t play against Jose. He doesn’t play against me. Sometimes his teams, they beat me, sometimes mine beat him, it’s simple like that.
“I respect him a lot. It’s not about Pep v Jose.”
Despite being on the verge of a first title in England, Guardiola has warned City fans they may not get the celebration they wanted by beating United this weekend, particularly given City have their return leg against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals three days later.
“Of course, for the fans to win [the league] against United, I can understand how special it can be,” he added.
“But in the end, [it might not happen] — I’m sorry.”