It has been an truly tremendous season for Manchester City, and now even a former Manchester United manager has claimed that Pep Guardiola is the best manager that the Premier League has.
Former United boss Louis van Gaal, who managed Guardiola as a player during the pair’s respective time at Barcelona, has heaped praise on the current City boss.
City are playing some simply sensational and swashbuckling Football under the Catalan manager, and are on course to become the first side to amass over 100 Premier League points in a season. They have scored 85 goals so far, as well as having the most the best defensive record in the division.
However, despite Van Gaal’s Manchester United side play some of the most boring football in the club’s history, the outspoken and often slightly crazy Dutchman has hilariously claimed that he ultimately was trying to get the Red Devil’s playing like City are currently performing.
“Pep Guardiola is, for me, currently the best coach of the Premier League,” Van Gaal told Sport Bild.
“Pep made City a machine!
“He shows a football that I would have liked to play at Manchester United. But he has better players for it. For me, the process would have taken longer. Unfortunately, I did not get the time.”