Mourinho fails to match up, Guardiola takes Man City streets ahead
Manchester United turned to Jose Mourinho as the antidote to its “noisy neighbors” Manchester City finally achieving its long-held goal of hiring Pep Guardiola as manager in 2016.
Reunited in England’s northwest after two confrontational years on either side of the Barcelona-real Madrid rivalry, where Mourinho ended Guardiola’s three seasons of La Liga dominance, United clearly hoped the feisty Portuguese could again get under the Catalan’s skin, AFP reported.
But now in their third seasons in charge, Guardiola and Mourinho’s reigns have instead seen a chasm open up with the blue half of Manchester now the dominant side of the city
Win the Manchester derby today and City will already be 12 points clear of United just 12 games into the new season, a gap that has gradually widened in each of the past three years.
The season before their arrival, only Citizens’ superior goal difference saw them pip United to fourth place in the Premier League and Champions
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