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Guardiola surprisingly defends long-term enemy Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho seemingly has very few allies left at the moment, but one man who has somewhat surprisingly jumped to the defence of the under-fire coach is Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Mourinho is under severe pressure at the moment with his side losing two of their opening three Premier League fixtures and it has even been suggested that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach could be sacked if his side lose away to Burnley this afternoon.

However, Guardiola has shown compassion to his long-term rivals plight at Old Trafford and also revealed that he thinks any manager who has made it as far as the English top flight deserves respect.

“It’s our job unfortunately. It has happened to me in the past and unfortunately as managers our job depends on results,” Guardiola told the BBC.

“When we win we are good. When we don’t win we are not good, so it’s simple like that.

“What’s important is to know the quality and the quality I believe when you get that level of the Premier League – all the managers are here because they are top, top managers.”

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