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Guardiola reacts to threat of Man City’s Champions League ban

Pep Guardiola has discussed Manchester City’s possible Champions League ban for a supposed breaching of Financial Fair Play rules.

Man City are facing a UEFA inquiry, with reports claiming that investigators have recommended the club to be banned from the Champions League for a season should they be found guilty.

Guardiola says the club are ‘innocent until proven guilty’, with the City boss insisting he ‘trusts’ that the club have not broken any rules.

“I trust the club and the people, I know we won the Premier League and for the last three or four days people talk about that,” Guardiola told the media ahead of today’s FA Cup Final.

“If UEFA decided we did something wrong they will punish it, but we are innocent until proven guilty. For human beings, it’s difficult to understand, but that’s what it is.

“I spoke with the chairman and the CEO, I know exactly what happened and what we did and I trust them.

“UEFA are working with the lawyers from Man City, we’re happy to expose all the papers and the documents. I don’t know what happens behind the scenes. We’re innocent today.”