VAR supporter Guardiola wants quicker decisions (Guardian)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola again backed the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology but called for decisions using the system to be speeded up after his side’s 7-0 thrashing of Schalke to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals…

De Bruyne out ‘for a while’ – Guardiola (BBC)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Kevin de Bruyne will be out “for a while” with a hamstring injury. Midfielder De Bruyne was forced off during the first half of City’s win at Bournemouth on Saturday. “Kevin will be out…

Pep Guardiola ‘a big fan of VAR’ after win at Schalke (BBC)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said he is “a big fan of VAR” despite his side conceding two penalties and having a man sent off in a Champions League last-16 first-leg win at Schalke. Nabil Bentaleb scored two first-half penalties…

Man City end Newport’s Cup dream to reach quarter-finals (TheStar)

Manchester City endured some anxious moments but escaped from fourth-tier Newport County with their FA Cup hopes intact as Phil Foden scored twice in an ultimately comfortable 4-1 fifth-round victory on Saturday. Newport, 82 rungs below City on the English…

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must adapt to Newport County pitch (Guardian)

Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City players will have to adapt to a difficult surface at Rodney Parade, following the Mansfield manager David Flitcroft’s comments about the state of the Newport County pitch. Mansfield were Newport’s last opponents in League…

Pep Guardiola defends Maurizio Sarri after Manchester City thump Chelsea (SkySports)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has sympathised with his Chelsea counterpart Maurizio Sarri and says he should be given more time. City thrashed the Blues 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Chelsea’s heaviest loss in any competition since 1991…

Guardiola in tough hunt for ‘new’ Fernandinho (Guardian)

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged finding a long-term replacement for Fernandinho is becoming a matter of increasing urgency for Manchester City. The 33-year-old Brazilian has become one of the most important players in City’s line-up during Guardiola’s three seasons at the…

Guardiola welcomes Man City trophy challenge despite fixture pile-up (Guardian)

Pep Guardiola says he welcomes Manchester City’s multi-pronged trophy assault, even though title rivals Liverpool have only the Premier League and Champions League to focus on. City face Burton in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday, days after…

Man City still world’s best team – Klopp (BBC)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City are “still the best team in the world”, despite his side being top of the Premier League and seven points ahead of the champions. Klopp’s side face City at Etihad Stadium on Thursday…

Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp react to sacking of Man United manager Jose Mourinho (The Statement)

“He is an outstanding manager.” Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has come forward in support of Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese was sacked by Premier League giants Manchester United on Tuesday. Both Guardiola and Mourinho had a fierce rivalry during…

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