Nathan Redmond Explains Exactly What Guardiola Said In Animated Exchange

Marcus Rashford and his Manchester United team-mates made the trip to London on Friday

Marcus Rashford and his Manchester United team-mates made the trip to London on Friday

Guardiola, though, was let off with a warning from referee Paul Tierney after his wild celebrations on the pitch following Raheem Sterling's stoppage-time victor at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. "I did it in [Bayern] Munich, with my old player Kimmich, I did the same. Hopefully, I will improve", Guardiola said, as reported by the Mail Online.

"I admire Redmond as a player and say thank you for his comments, but if the FA want my statement again I am able to explain whatever they want".

The Spaniard has until Monday to respond to the FA. "Last season he destroyed us here and I didn't know him".

He added: "I've faced this kind of team a lot in my career and I have to think how to beat them". What I said is what I said and what Nathan said in his statement.

'He commented on my qualities as a young English player and how he wanted me to attack his team more during the game in a similar way to last season.

Redmond took to Twitter on Thursday night to brush off the conversation as "positive and complimentary" although Guardiola admitted on Friday he regrets his actions.

Paul Pogba sipped on a warm drink ahead of the club's journey from Stockport to London
Paul Pogba sipped on a warm drink ahead of the club's journey from Stockport to London

Southampton manager Pellegrino refused to be drawn on the issue, insisting he still has not seen the incident or discussed it with Redmond.

However, the matchup turned out to be far from a straightforward one for Guardiola's men, with Oriol Romeu's equaliser 15 minutes from time having thrown a spanner in the works for the Premier League table-toppers, following Kevin De Bruyne's opener in the 47th-minute.

'I told him I was doing what my manager had asked. Guardiola said: "I have played against millions of managers and the different ways they play".

City's win over Southampton came courtesy of a 96th minute goal from Sterling, the third time in eight days the England striker had scored a late decider.

'Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and that's what makes him one of the best Manager's in world football'.


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