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Journalist gets the reaction he deserves after bizarre Manchester City-Manchester United comparison

People are rightly putting journalist Sam Pilger in his place after a truly bizarre tweet showing what looks like some serious Manchester United bias.

With Manchester City only managing a 1-1 draw against Wolves today, Pilger seems to be suggesting Pep Guardiola should be subjected to a ‘character assassination’, which sounds a lot like a hint at some negative coverage aimed Jose Mourinho’s way after Manchester United’s difficult start.

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United, let us remind you, finished trophyless last season and a whole 19 points behind Guardiola’s champions, who broke a number of records on their way to title glory. They also won the League Cup final 3-0 against Arsenal.

With that in mind, fans will probably forgive Guardiola for failing to win, yes, against a newly-promoted Wolves side, but one who has a) invested a huge amount in some big names that wouldn’t go amiss in some top six squads and b) got a huge slice of luck as their goal was both offside and a handball. They also, you know, played pretty well despite the result, which is more than can be said of United against Brighton last week.

Going through Pilger’s tweets, he certainly seems to talk up Mourinho and United where possible, which makes this all the more embarrassing.

Here are some of the responses as people clearly see through it…

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