Outspoken super agent Mino Raiola, who manages the likes of Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has sensationally claimed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s football is boring, whilst labelling the man himself as a coward ahead of the derby on Saturday.
Quoted speaking to Cadena Cope, Raiola has ramped up the tension ahead of the clash at Old Trafford by offering his controversial opinion on the City boss’ often successful philosophy.
The football representative has taken a bullish approach towards Guardiola in the past, after Ibrahimovic was in his opinion poorly treated at the Nou Camp in order to make way for a certain Lionel Messi… if anyone knows what happened to him?
Now split by their respective associations with the red and blue half of Manchester, the feud has been reignited before Guardiola comes face to face with another old foe in the shape of Jose Mourinho once more.
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“I don’t like him. I do not hate him, but I do not like him. Everyone knows what happened to Zlatan in Barcelona.”
Having made more money this summer than Cristiano Ronaldo does in a year at Real Madrid, largely in part to Ibra’s move to United, Raiola appears to have held a grudge over Guardiola’s treatment of the Swede.
“He’s a good coach but his football philosophy seems boring to me. He doesn’t have the guts to sit next to me.”