Manchester United's Jose Mourinho better than Pep Guardiola - Diego Maradona

Tanya Simon
November 15, 2018

Manchester City comprehensively beat United 3-1 in the weekend's derby to extend the champions' unbeaten start to the Premier League season, while Mourinho's men sit eighth.

Maradona also revealed that he is planning on spending a week watching Manchester United train in order to learn as much as he can from Mourinho.

"I would give Pep the merit of taking advantage of the launch that Johan Cruyff gave him [at Barcelona]".

However, Maradona insists Mourinho is "the best without doubt", suggesting Guardiola is only out-performing his counterpart due to the financial backing he receives from City's Abu-Dhabi owners.

"Guardiola did not invent the tiki-taka - a style of play characterised by maintaining possession with short passing and movement. That way tiki-taka is easier", the Argentine added.

" At the moment Pep is able to choose any player in the world he wants".

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However, relations between the pair have settled to a more cordial level resembling something of a truce now they are both lodged in the north of England.

Earlier, had reported how Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola won the NW Football award as the best Premier League manager of the year.

"I, as a coach, still have a lot to learn", El Diego told Marca.

Maradona, now in charge of Mexican second-tier side Dorados, said he still had room to improve as a coach.

The Irish Independent says the club and Alexis fear they are stuck with each other. They now sit in mid-table in the Ascenso MX after 14 games of the season played.

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