Man United legend calls Pep ‘boring’ and ‘lucky’

Date published: Thursday 8th September 2016 8:24

Peter Schmeichel has branded Pep Guardiola “boring” and “lucky” ahead of the upcoming Manchester derby.

Manchester United host Manchester City on Saturday in a clash between two of the three sides to boast a perfect record after the opening three Premier League games of this season.

It also marks the first meeting between Jose Mourinho and Guardiola since they were appointed the new managers of their respective sides.

Speaking to Omnisport, Schmeichel, who won a long list of trophies during his spell at United, has claimed that the City boss promotes a “boring” style of football.

“He was okay at Bayern Munich,” Schmeichel said. “I have to say he was okay. For me, personally, he changed a really good, entertaining team to become more boring to watch.

“Whereas Bayern before were very direct, they won the treble, had quick players and were exciting to watch, he made them play more square. He changed the players, but you can’t argue with his results.

“With Pep, he comes in with an incredible reputation. What he did with Barcelona was fantastic, his work was fantastic, but he was also very lucky he had the players to bring in the philosophy that he has in football.”

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