Jose Mourinho mocked City for being able to “buy top players” but not “class” and jokingly claimed that he should receive royalties because of how regularly he features in the Amazon production. He also labelled the series “disrespectful” for the way it casts him as the villain of the piece, but Guardiola insisted that the show was not intended to be critical of his rival.
As noted by BBC Sport, Mourinho insisted that you “cannot buy class” as he reacted to the release of City’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary which filmed behind-the-scenes footage of their season last year.
City boss Pep Guardiola claims he agrees with Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho that the club “cannot buy class”.
Speaking after his side’s 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield on Sunday , Guardiola said: “That is true, you cannot buy class. I agree with Jose. “We cannot buy class. I think we lived an amazing season with cameras. We did it for ourselves. I don’t agree with Jose in terms of disrespectful. This was not our intention – it was filming last season.”
While Mourinho and Manchester United were struggling to compete with one team only just promoted to the top flight last season, City and Pep Guardiola set about dismantling another.
WATCH: Pep Guardiola has insisted that Manchester City did not intend to be disrespectful after being accused by Jose Mourinho of lacking class. 💬
Mourinho made the comments after watching a new documentary covering City’s title win last season. 📽 pic.twitter.com/XhvEUN4xHS
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 19, 2018
Whether or not this is the spark that sets off another war of words and bitter rivalry between the former Barcelona and Real Madrid bosses remains to be seen, but evidently, the documentary has raised a talking point and the pair don’t entirely see eye-to-eye on it.
There has always been a rivalry between Guardiola and Mourinho and both have not been too kind to each other since Real-Barca days and that creeps in their words every now and then. At the moment, one is struggling and the other is marching on. As long as they play good football, they don’t care about words.