Pep Guardiola has hit back at former Manchester United stars Patrice Evra and Dimitar Berbatov after their performances in Manchester City’s Champions League.
Guardiola is frustrated by the comments made by City after losing two games to Real Madrid in the semi-finals.
In the final minutes, City scored twice and eventually lost 6-5 on aggregate.
When Evra claims that Guardiola’s team lacks personality and leadership, Barbatov doubts his focus.
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City have scored 10 goals in two games to reach the fourth round of the Premier League in five seasons.
Guardiola’s recent reaction to the criticism of former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Sedorf has angered the skeptics.
The City boss mentioned the team that beat Barcelona in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals.
Both Evra and Berbatov played for United in 2009 and were part of the team that lost again two years later.
“There were no special players like Berbatov, Sedorf and Evra and there were no such people,” Guardiola said on Friday.
“I played with them and I never saw such a person when we lost United in the Champions League final.
Can’t you have personality because you realize two goals in a minute after you had a chance?
“Sometimes football is like that and it happens. We can’t control a lot of things but always when you’re in the last four or five years, that’s incredible.
“We have an incredible personality. Sorry, I totally disagree. Personality is something we have done every three days for the last five years.
Guardiola’s men can hold their Premier League trophy next week and silence their critics.
City need four points from their last two games at West Ham and Aston Villa on Sunday, May 22, to ensure they beat Liverpool.
Guardiola insists his side are not wrong because they believe Liverpool will win the last two games.
“Everyone knows he won at West Ham and it’s going to be a goal difference and a lot of things,” he said. “Absolutely the last”
Guardiola hopes Westmer duo Immeric Laporte, Fernandinho and Nathan Ake are all out with injuries.
“They have been out of action for the last two days and we will see,” said Guardiola, who has been weakened by injuries to Ruben Dias, John Stones and Kyle Walker.