Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PEP'S YOURS! ; Reds Won't Fight City for Guardiola as They Believe He Is Already Etihad-Bound [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PEP'S YOURS! ; Reds Won't Fight City for Guardiola as They Believe He Is Already Etihad-Bound [City Region]

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UNITED will not fight City in the battle to lure Pep Guardiola. The Bayern Munich boss, who will quit the Allianz Arena in May, this week stated he is on his way to the Premier League.

The hugely successful Spaniard has won two Bundesliga titles at Bayern and previously swept the board at Barcelona, winning 14 pieces of silverware in four years, including two Champions League triumphs against United.

Now M.E.N. Sport understands the Reds already believe Guardiola to City is a done deal and United's power-brokers are, therefore, not prepared to fight their neighbours for the Catalan. Despite stories that Guardiola is set for talks with United's executive vice- chairman Ed Woodward to discuss the job at Old Trafford should they call time on Louis van Gaal's troubled spell in charge, the Reds are adamant they will stick with the Dutchman. …

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