Manchester United have teased Pep Guardiola by posting a throwback tweet referencing the occasion Julia Roberts visited Old Trafford.
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The Manchester City boss spoke out on the Hollywood A-Lister’s decision to snub a trip to the Eithad Stadium following the Premier League champions’ crushing 7-0 win over RB Leipzig last night.
City booked their place in the quarter finals of the Champions League following a devastating display of attacking football that underlined their status as favourites to win the competition.
Erling Haaland became only the third player in the tournament’s history to score five goals in a single match, but Guardiola was still in thorny mood during his post match press conference.
The Spaniard insisted he will always be regarded as a failure at City even if he wins the one prize that has evaded him since he was appointed back in 2016, but the pain of missing out again would not compare to the rejection he felt at Roberts’ snub.
‘I am a failure in the Champions League,’ Guardiola said. ‘If win the Champions League three times in a row I will be a failure.
‘I have three idols in my life. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Julia Roberts. These are my three idols.
‘Julia Roberts years ago came to Manchester – not in the 90s when Sir Alex (Ferguson) was winning titles and titles and titles. She came in the period where we were better than United, in these four or five years, right?
‘And she went to visit Man United. She didn’t come to see us. That’s why even if I win the Champions League it will not compare for the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us.
‘Even if I win the Champions League it will not compare to this disappointment I had.’
‘I have more info than the Twitter guys. I am sorry. Today I am right. I am right.’
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