Manchester United vs Manchester City: Pep Guardiola unhappy with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘tactical foul’ accusation


Manchester United vs Manchester City: Pep Guardiola unhappy with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘tactical foul’ accusation

Pep Guardiola has hit back at Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian’s claim that Manchester City ‘will kick you’.

The Red Devils boss suggests his team will have to deal with tactical fouling during tonight’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer and Guardiola go head to head in the Premier League tonight

Solskjaer is not the first United manager to have claimed City might strategically foul opponents high up the pitch to prevent counter-attacks, with his predecessor Jose Mourinho having mentioned it last season.

“When we win it we have got to be ready for their aggression because they will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference. “They will not allow us easy counter-attacking. There will be fouls, no doubt about it.”

Guardiola reacted with surprise when this was mentioned at his own media briefing.