Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has played down the poor start to this season made by his clubs arch rivals Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho’s side have lost two of their opening three Premier League games, but Guardiola has insisted that United remain a top team and he also revealed that he thinks the Premier League will only get really serious when players arrive back from the upcoming international break.
“Man Utd are a great team, a top team,” Guardiola said in quotes carried by the BBC.
“This season – we are just in August, so there are teams above us but we are just in August.
“So there is a lot of points to play for. After the international break is the start of the real season in terms of every three days regeneration, recovery, injuries.
“A lot of travel, to come back, not a lot of time to prepare training sessions, no time to prepare the games and after that start of the real season.
“We started in August but we have dropped two points, or we won one point, one of the secrets from last season was when we didn’t get three points, we won [the next game].
“We didn’t make results two or three in a row and that is one of the reasons why we got what we did last season.”