It’s fair to say that Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho wasn’t impressed with Man City’s recent documentary, but Pep Guardiola disagrees with his verdict.
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.
It was of course a successful one for the club as they won the Premier League title and League Cup, while their city rivals were left empty-handed and 19 points adrift in the title race.
However, Mourinho clearly didn’t take too kindly to the documentary which includes a dig at the Portuguese tactician with the narrator describing a game against the Red Devils as “attacking football versus ‘park the bus'”.
Guardiola responded to Mourinho’s criticism after his side’s win over Huddersfield Town on Sunday, and while he agreed with his rival on not being able to buy class, he didn’t share the same opinion on the documentary as a whole as he believes it was something positive for his team and the club’s fans.
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.
“That is true, you cannot buy class, I agree with Jose, you cannot Jose,” Guardiola said, as seen in the video below. “I think we lived an amazing season with cameras. We did it for ourselves. I don’t agree with Jose in terms of [being] disrespectful. That was not our intention — just filming what happened last season.
“It is Jose’s opinion. Other guys say ‘we like’ and other guys will say ‘no’.”
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