Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson was so impressed by Manchester City and Pep Guardiola that he sought the City boss and gave him a warm embrace, according to a report on the Mirror.
The report claims the former United manager found Guardiola in a corridor at Old Trafford after City’s impressive 2-1 win over United and congratulated him while giving him a warm hug.
Ferguson was seen shaking his head in disbelief in the directors’ box as City subjected his former club to a chastening football lesson on their own patch, albeit not as humiliating as the 6-1 defeat he was on the end of there in 2011.
City were superior to their arch-rivals for the most part in a game that the scoreline suggests otherwise, even though United had a much better second half.
And Guardiola says there is still room for improvement.
“I’m frustrated when I [his team] don’t have the ball,” said Guardiola. “They had the ball. I want to control and I wasn’t able to do that.
“Frustration is when you want to do that, you want to change something, and you’re not able to. But they fight a lot, the players, so I have to control more my side. But it’s what I am.
“But of course it’s important for us, especially for the first half of the performance, to believe in what we’re doing and, in the second half, to show it as well — when we weren’t playing like we did in the first half.
“We can’t win the title without all of the players, so I’m looking forward to Sergio, Vincent and Gundogan coming back.
“I would prefer to come here with all of the key players, believe me.”