Pep Guardiola in a recent interview revealed that Manchester City “are not the best in the world” despite them extending their lead at the top of the Premier League to 12 points following victory over Brentford.
“Normally they are being complimented, being praised – ‘you are the best team in the world’ – these stupid things. You can be confused, but we are still normal.
“We are not the best team in the world. The best team in the world is Chelsea, the best team is Palmeiras. We are not the best and I don’t care.”
Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag is still under consideration by Man United and is believed to be Mauricio Pochettino’s main rival for the job. They are understood to be confident of hiring Mauricio Pochettino due to his long-standing interest in managing United. (Samuel Luckhurst, MEN)
A number of senior Man United players believe Mauricio Pochettino is the right man for the United job and his potential appointment has been openly discussed.
Ralf Rangnick is an admirer of Erik ten Hag and believes he would be a good fit at Manchester United. (Rob Dawson, ESPN).