Guardiola sends message to Rangnick ahead of Manchester Derby this weekend

Speaking after a 1–0 win against Everton last week, Pep Guardiola said: “In the Premier League, except Liverpool, Brighton, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Leeds, the rest sit back. Maybe we provoke them.

“Let me think about it, maybe I’m forgetting someone. Honestly, I’m not saying [there is] anything wrong [with that]. Every manager, every team can do whatever they want, absolutely. It’s in our hands how to break them.

“When teams sit back, how we have to do it. One of the principles is be patient, don’t concede goals, don’t concede deep runs from them, counter attacks and be patient and in the right moment we can do it. Let’s continue doing it like this.”

Manchester United travel to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday and it looks like Guardiola is already starting his mind games.

City beat Man United 2–0 at Old Trafford earlier this season but it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was in charge at the Red Devils — not Ralf Rangnick.

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